Safety in Bear Country
Black bears have been seen near Devils Garden Campground. Don't lure or feed them. Dispose of trash in designated receptacles; don't leave it in bags or other soft containers. Store food in vehicles or hard containers when not being prepared or consumed. More »
Cell Phone Service
Red rock country is easy on the eyes but hard on mobile phones. Cellular service is available in most towns and along major highways, but visitors will find many areas without coverage throughout the region.
Coverage at Arches is spotty. Service varies between carriers; currently, Verizon seems to offer the widest coverage in the area. As a rule of thumb, signals are strongest wherever the La Sal Mountains are visible.
Areas with reliable cell phone coverage for most carriers include:
Sandstone walls effectively disrupt cellular service in these areas:
For your own safety, please remember that:
Satellite phones are a fairly reliable means of communication at Arches. Visitors should expect dropped calls and periodic lack of service when satellites are not in a position to transmit.
No radio frequencies are monitored at Arches.
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...