Arches National Park Revises List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures
Contact: Mark Miller, 435-719-2130
The following climbing route in Arches National Park is again open to rock climbing:
Harkonnen Castle (Dune), located on Ham Rock in the Garden of Eden area of the park.
The following routes or features inside Arches National Park remain closed to rock climbing to protect sensitive wildlife species in accordance with the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1, Section 1.5(a)(1).
These closures will remain in effect through the end of the termination date specified below, or until surveys determine associated habitats to be unoccupied by nesting raptors and/or lambing desert bighorn sheep. If surveys determine habitats to be unoccupied by sensitive wildlife, further notice will be given to update the list of temporarily closed climbing routes.
Did You Know?
There are over 2,000 cataloged arches in Arches National Park. In order to be considered an arch, an opening must measure at least three feet (in any direction).