Traffic & Travel Tips
Visitation to Arches has climbed steadily for years, reaching one million visitors for the first time in 2010. 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.
Where the Crowds Are
From March through October, the parking lots at Devils Garden, Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch and The Windows are most likely full between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these peak hours, expect travel times to be longer than expected along the scenic drive. If you find a parking spot and go for a hike, expect to see a lot of other visitors on the trail. It is not uncommon for hundreds of people to visit Delicate Arch at sunset. The following holidays and weekends are especially busy:
When parking lots are full, please remember:
Avoiding the Crowds