Arches National Park is part of the Southeast Utah Group, a group of four parks that share some staffing and administrative functions. The Southeast Utah Group includes Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Contact us.
The superintendent is the highest official at Arches National Park, in charge of managing all park staff and operations.
The administration division manages budget, contracting, concessions and permits, human resources, park planning, property management, telecommunications, and information technology. Most administration functions are managed out of our headquarters office south of Moab.
The Facilities Management division operates and maintains roads, trails, buildings, utilities, vehicles, and grounds. We ensure public safety in facilities. We also manage many building and rehabilitation projects attached to park facilities.
Interpretation and Visitor Services
The interpretation and visitor services division manages fee collection; the visitor center, campground, and the park's volunteer program; and signs, exhibits, social media, and websites. Park rangers in this division also present guided walks, talks, hikes, evening programs, educational activities, and other special programs.
The resource stewardship and science division studies, inventories, and monitors a wide range of park resources, including geological features, vegetation, wildlife, water, air, and historic and cultural resources. We also manage the park's archives and museum collections.
The visitor and resource protection division is responsible for law enforcement and visitor safety, emergency medical services, search and rescue, and managing the backcountry camping and climbing permitting systems.
The entrance to Arches National Park and Arches Visitor Center are located about five miles north of Moab, Utah, on US 191. The visitor center is open daily except December 25. Hours vary through the year. Operating hours and seasons.
Most of Arches' management and administration staff have offices at the Southeast Utah Group Headquarters, 2282 Resource Blvd., just south of Moab. Administration offices are open Monday through Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm (closed federal holidays).