Plan Your Visit
Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the scenic drive and several of the viewpoints and short trails. View the Traffic & Travel Tips page for advice on making the most of your time.
If time permits, longer hikes lead to many spectacular rock formations, including Delicate Arch, and the Devils Garden Campground provides an excellent base camp for multi-day trips. Also, consider attending a ranger-led program to learn more about this special place. Guided walks and/or evening programs occur daily, March through October.
Extreme temperatures and intense sunlight make the desert a challenging place. Study the weather before your visit, and come prepared to meet the challenge.
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.