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Laws & Policies

Basic Regulations
All Arches visitors should know these simple ways their actions can help preserve the park.

Superintendent's Compendium
The purpose of the compendium is to provide the public and park employees with a document that lists the special designations, closures, permit requirements, public use limits, and other restrictions made at the superintendent's discretion. The compendium is updated annually and augments what is contained in the Code of Federal Regulations and other applicable federal statutes and regulations.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Determination
Superintendent's determination regarding the prohibition of unmanned aircraft in parks of the Southeast Utah Group.

 
Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
 

Superintendent's Directives

F-2: Fee collection procedures
09/15/1998 [51k PDF file]

H-1: Cultural site information disclosure policy (currently being revised)
04/01/2005 [38k PDF file]

H-2: Collecting park resources
02/15/2011 [936k PDF file]

N-1: Horse and pack animal policy
03/20/1995 [13k PDF file]

N-2: Off-highway motor vehicle regulations for backcountry use
02/03/2006 [19k PDF file]

N-4: Administrative access and fee waivers for researchers
09/19/1995 [12k PDF file]

W-2: Segway guidance
09/14/2007 [27k PDF file]

Did You Know?

proposed wilderness

Nearly 96% of Arches is recommended for wilderness designation. Though the recommendation has not been approved by Congress, the park is required to manage those 73,312 acres as though they were formally designated wilderness. More...