• Double O Arch

    Arches

    National Park Utah

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  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint Inaccessible

    Wolfe Ranch and the hiking trail to Delicate Arch are open, but flood waters and mud have blocked the road to Delicate Arch Viewpoint.

  • 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 »

Things To Know Before You Come

Arches Visitor Center
Outdoor exhibits at the visitor center help travelers plan their visit at any hour.
NPS Photo by Neal Herbert
 

The Arches Visitor Center is open seven days a week to help visitors get oriented to the park and nearby area. It pays to do at least a little research before you arrive, however, in order to be best equipped to enjoy the park during your stay.

Services

Food, gas, lodging and similar services are not available in Arches. These are available in the town of Moab. Visit the Grand County Travel Council for more information. The Arches Visitor Center bookstore sells light snack items and reusable water bottles; bottles may be filled at the visitor center, Devils Garden Trailhead and Campground.

Weather and Climate

The climate at Arches is physically demanding any time of year. From June through September, daytime temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter temperatures often drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures may range 50 degrees in a 24-hour period. more...

Transportation

Arches may be explored by private automobile or RV, chartered bus, bicycle, or other independently arranged transportation. There is no shuttle service operated by the park. Parking lots can become crowded during the busy season (April - September), especially during peak hours of the day (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to carpool and to leave large trailers outside the park. more...

Did You Know?

Pinyon Pine

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.