Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road Closed
Due to flash flooding in Winter Camp Wash, the Delicate Arch Viewpoint Road is currently inaccessible.
Extreme Fire Danger
Due to extremely dry conditions, fire restrictions are in effect in all national park units in Southeast Utah. More »
Things To Do
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to Arches, even if it's brief. In addition, please visit the Traffic & Travel Tips page for advice on avoiding the crowds.
If You Like to Hike
Time allocations are based on an average hiking speed of two miles per hour, and include time to drive to the trailheads. (Time spent marveling and contemplating the majestic wonders and sights varies greatly and is not included here.) Add time to take in the scenery from roadside pullouts between destinations.
In two hours, you can do one of these four routes:
In half a day, take one of these three hikes:
If You Like to Tour by Car
In 1 1⁄2 hours you can take one of the following routes:
If you have 4 1⁄2 hours:
You could drive all of the paved park roads, spending ten minutes at each viewpoint, and take quick drives to the Windows Section, Wolfe Ranch, and Delicate Arch Viewpoint.
Well, forget the schedule and stay another day. If you try to see too much on your vacation, you end up really “seeing” nothing.
Did You Know?
The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...