Here are answers to many common and some not-so-common questions asked by our visitors. If you feel we've left one out, please let us know!
Frequently Asked Questions
Facilities & Services
What facilities or services does Arches offer?
When is the visitor center open?
Do you accept checks?
Do you accept credit cards or debit cards?
Can I get information mailed to me?
Where can I get extra brochures?
Where can I buy an item I saw in your visitor center?
Does the park close at night?
Can I get an entrance fee waiver?
Are there public phones in the park?
Will my cell phone work in Arches?
Do I need a permit to enter the park?
When is the busy time of year?
What time of day is the park busiest?
The park is usually busiest mid-morning through mid-afternoon. There can be limited parking, crowded trails, and long lines at the entrance station.
When is the best time to enter the park?
We recommend entering the park before 8 am or after 3 pm to avoid long lines and parking congestion. Read more about traffic tips.
Can I see what the entrance road looks like before I visit?
Yes. Check out our webcams page for a current view of the entrance road.
CampingCan I camp at Arches?
Yes, Devils Garden Campground, at the north end of the park is open through February 28, 2017, when it will close due to a major construction project. Once construction is finished, the campground will be open year-round.
Can I reserve a campsite?
Not for the 2017 season. The campground will be closed March 1 through October 31, 2017, due to a major construction project. Normally, you can reserve campsites up to six months in advance. The campground will be available for reservation in the 2018 season. Read more about camping.
Where else can I camp?
There are many camping opportunities in the Moab area. Download our Campground Information sheet [775k PDF], or visit discovermoab.com for information.
What facilities does the campground have?
Can I backpack in Arches?
Where can I go backpacking?
What about winter camping?
What's the maximum RV length in the campground?
Is there an RV dump station in the park?
Do any sites have RV hookups?
No. There are no RV hookups in the park. There are many campgrounds in Moab that have RV hookups. Visit discovermoab.com for information.
What kind of ranger programs do you offer?
When do you offer programs?
How can I get Fiery Furnace tickets?
Can I ride my ATV in Arches?
Can I fly my drone in Arches?
Can I have a wedding ceremony in Arches?
Can I scatter ashes in Arches?
Can I film a movie in Arches?
When was Arches established?
How big is the park?
What is the elevation here? At the campground? At the highest point?
How many arches are in the park?
What is the largest arch? What is the tallest arch?
How tall is Delicate Arch?
Why are the rocks red?
Why is some rock green near Delicate Arch and along Highway 191?
How much (or how little) rain falls here?
How many visitors come to Arches every year?