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July 12, 2014
Artist in the Park Applications Being Accepted
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2015 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.

July 07, 2014
Fire Restrictions Announced
Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 11, 2014
Devils Garden Loop Road Construction May Result in Limited Park Access
The Devils Garden Loop Road Trailhead will be closed from Monday, June 16th through Thursday, June 26th for completion of a major renovation. If necessary to protect park resources and alleviate vehicle congestion during this project closure, access to the park may be restricted.

May 23, 2014
United States Mint to Launch Arches National Park Quarter
The official launch of the Arches National Park quarter will be Friday, June 6, 2014 with a ceremony taking place at the Arches National Park Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. Shuttle buses will transport visitors to & from the event. Visitor Center access & services will be restricted that morning.

May 23, 2014
Temporary Devils Garden Road & Trail Closure
The Devils Garden Loop Road and Trailhead in Arches National Park will be closed from Monday, June 16th through Thursday, June 26th for completion of a major renovation project.

March 20, 2014
2014 Community Artist in the Parks Announced
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Serena Supplee as the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks.

March 05, 2014
Seeking Comment on Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch Parking Area
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments as part of an Environmental Assessment (EA) process to analyze the effects of implementing parking congestion management strategies at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch area of Arches National Park.

February 07, 2014
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks between February 13th and 20th as weather conditions allow.

January 13, 2014
Climbing & Canyoneering Management Plan
A Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan for Arches National Park was signed by the Regional Director.

December 30, 2013
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2014
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining all national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2014.

December 10, 2013
2014 SEUG Annual Pass Now Available
The 2014 Southeast Utah Group (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) Annual Pass is now available for purchase ($25).

October 31, 2013
Free Art Lessons in Arches National Park
Free family-oriented art lessons offered Saturday, November 9th, 2013.

October 25, 2013
Finding of No Significant Impact for Road Maintenance Project
The Central Federal Highway Administration in cooperation with the NPS will rehabilitate, restore and resurface approximately 23 miles of road and pullouts in Arches National Park.

August 19, 2013
Southeast Utah National Parks Celebrate Founders' Day, August 25, 2013
All four parks in the Southeast Utah Group will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

August 09, 2013
Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded
Effective 12:00am, Friday, August 9, 2013 fire restrictions will be lifted for the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service and US Forest Service on lands within Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.

August 02, 2013
Meteor Shower and Stargazing Event
On the evening of August 11, 2013, Arches National Park will host a “Moon and Meteors” special event at Balanced Rock Viewpoint.

August 01, 2013
Devils Garden Loop Road and Trailhead Temporarily Closed Friday, August 9th
The Devils Garden Loop Road and Trailhead (and all associated trails) in Arches National Park, will be temporarily closed on Friday, August 9th for installation of new vault toilets.

July 31, 2013
Environmental Assessment for Road Maintenance in Arches Available for Public Review and Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that its Environmental Assessment for Road Maintenance in Arches National Park is available for public review and comment.

July 29, 2013
Arches National Park Revises List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures
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.

July 22, 2013
Construction Delays at Devils Garden
Construction at the Devils Garden trailhead on weekdays from August 5 through early October, 2013, will cause traffic congestion and delays.

Did You Know?

Detail of petroglyph panel

Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures. More...