Operating Hours & Seasons
Arches is open year-round, 24 hours a day. The visitor center is open every day except December 25th, though its hours of operation change with the seasons:
Winter: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early Spring: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Main season: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (current schedule)
Late Fall: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Did You Know?
Pinyon pines 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 pine trees instead of a quick meal.