The Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road is closed. All other 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 »
Community Artist - A Day in the Life
You’ve already let everyone know where you’ll be today since your schedule has been available at the park, on the park website, and on CNHA’s website for quite some time. You are scheduled to be at the La Sal Mountains Viewpoint in Arches at 9:00 am. After showing the entrance station staff your volunteer sticker, you swing by the visitor center at 8:30 am and display your sandwich board, which you have updated with today’s location and time information. This makes it easy for folks to find you, especially those who haven’t heard of the program prior to their arrival (which is most of them). You pick up a park radio and say a quick hello to the NPS staff at the information desk, letting them know where you’ll be and that you’d love it if they sent visitors your way.
Did You Know?
Pinyon trees do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new trees instead of a quick meal.