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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Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded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.

July 09, 2013
Arches National Park Updates List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures
The following climbing routes in Arches National Park are again open to rock climbing: The Pickle (near the Arches main entrance road), Crohn’s Odyssey, Left Route, Project One, Project Two (on Crohn’s Wall near Highway 191), Cuddlebunny Tower, False Start, North Marcher, Sand Hearse, and Unknown Marching Men (in the Klondike Bluffs area).

June 24, 2013
National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions
Due to the continued very high fire danger and current level of fire activity in the State of Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

June 11, 2013
Update to List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures
Effective immediately, the route known as Industrial Disease in the Devils Garden area of the park and the feature known as Tonka Tower (including the feature immediately north of Tonka Tower) in the Windows area of the park are again open to rock climbing.

June 10, 2013
Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan Available for Public Review and Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that its Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan for Arches National Park is available for public review and comment.

June 04, 2013
2014 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program.

May 13, 2013
Arches Implements Temporary Closure of Climbing Routes
Effective immediately, the following routes or features inside Arches National Park are 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).

May 03, 2013
Prospectus Issued for Backcountry Vehicle Tours
The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of three concession contracts for guided interpretive backcountry vehicle tours within Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Did You Know?

Graffiti-free Zone

Even though graffiti is prohibited by law, rangers and volunteer groups spend hundreds of hours every year removing it in Arches. Please join us in protecting the park by not leaving your mark. If you discover graffiti in the park, please let us know. Otherwise, make memories, take pictures, but leave no visible trace of your visit. More...