Traffic & Travel Tips
Visitation to Arches has climbed steadily for years, reaching one million visitors for the first time in 2010. During high visitation, parking is limited at all destinations, and popular trailheads like Delicate Arch and Devils Garden regularly fill for hours at a time, especially on weekends and holidays.There are a few alternatives to driving your car in Arches, but if you're planning to drive, then this page is for you.
When the Park is Busiest
From March through October, visitation at Arches is extremely high. The following holidays and weekends are especially busy:
Entering the Park
During high visitation, there may be significant delays entering the park, and once inside, you can expect increased travel times and congestion along the scenic drive. Long lines may form at the entrance gate. If the entrance road is backed up, you may not stop on the highway: it is against the law. (Utah Code 41-6a-1401) Come back at another time, or consider visiting other nearby attractions.
How is traffic on the entrance road right now?
Take a look at webcams located at either end of the Arches entrance road.