Delicate Arch Viewpoint Inaccessible
Wolfe Ranch and the hiking trail to Delicate Arch are open, but flood waters and mud have blocked the road to Delicate Arch Viewpoint.
Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen near Devils Garden Campground. Don't lure or feed them. Dispose of trash in designated receptacles; don't leave it in bags or other soft containers. Store food in vehicles or hard containers when not being prepared or consumed. More »
Search By Name
Click on the common name or scientific name button below to find a listing of some of the most common plants seen at Arches National Park. From these lists, you can click on a common or scientific name to find photographs and a description of that plant.
Click on the plant list button below for a complete listing of plants in Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument.
The nomenclature for the plant list of Arches National Park is based on A Utah Flora by Stanley L. Welsh, N. Duane Atwood, Sherel Goodrich, and Larry C. Higgins (Editors). Where this differs, there is a notation in the plant description.
Did You Know?
In the late 1800s, John Wesley Wolfe, a disabled Civil War veteran, and his son, Fred, built a homestead in what is now Arches National Park. A weathered log cabin, root cellar, and corral remain as evidence of the primitive ranch they operated for more than 10 years.