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 »
Canyoneering (also known as canyoning) is an adventure sport in which individuals travel through canyons that require the use of climbing equipment for rappels and other technical descents.
Canyoneering in Arches does not require a permit unless the route is in the Fiery Furnace or involves an overnight stay in the backcountry. In these cases, permits are available at the visitor center on a first-come, first-served basis. All persons in your group must be present at the visitor center to receive the permit.
Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan
The following regulations were established in the Arches Compendium.
Your safety is your responsibility, and there is no substitute for planning ahead, taking the proper equipment, having the right skills and using good judgment.
Please report all accidents or injuries at the visitor center.
PROTECT YOUR PARK
Did You Know?
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...