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    Arches

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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 »

Junior Ranger Week Activities

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Date: April 15, 2012

National Parks Week (April 21-29, 2012) is a great time to celebrate the future of the NPS: Junior Rangers! Arches National Park will offer special activities daily to engage the minds, hands, and hearts of these most important visitors. Our Schedule of Events lists just one of several activities available each day; a complete list of daily programs will be posted at the visitor center.

Did You Know?

Close up of biological soil crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...