Winter Trail Conditions
All roads and trails remain open, but many trails are snowy, icy, and dangerous. Please inquire at the visitor center for the most up-to-date conditions.
Construction Update - 11/25/2013
Construction work continues at the Devils Garden parking lot, limiting parking and causing occasional delays. Visitors can avoid the area by turning around at Sand Dune Arch. More »
Park Celebrates Citizenship Day
Contact: Paul Henderson, 435-719-2102
Twenty-four Utah residents became new United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Arches National Park on Thursday, September 23rd. The new citizens were from fifteen countries worldwide, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, United Kingdom and Venezuela.
The ceremony took place at the La Sal Mountain Overlook at 9:00 a.m.
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...