• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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  • 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 »

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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.

 
 
 
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Did You Know?

John Wesley Wolfe

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.