Transit of Venus Viewing Events
Ever seen another planet in the daytime sky? When Venus passes between Earth and the sun during the afternoon on June 5, 2012, it will appear as a black disk crossing the sun's face. You can experience this rare astronomical event safely and with a knowledgeable park ranger!
Arches National Park
Natural Bridges National Monument
To learn more about the transit of Venus visit: http://www.transitofvenus.org
Did You Know?
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...