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 »
Laws & Policies
Four-Wheel-Drive Requirement Determination [90.7k PDF file]
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Determination
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.
F-2: Fee collection procedures
H-1: Cultural site information disclosure policy (currently being revised)
H-2: Collecting park resources
N-1: Horse and pack animal policy
N-2: Off-highway motor vehicle regulations for backcountry use
N-4: Administrative access and fee waivers for researchers
W-2: Segway guidance
Did You Know?
Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger at Arches in the late 1950s. His 1968 memoir of this experience, "Desert Solitaire," has become a classic of desert literature.