June 09, 2017
Devils Garden Scheduled to Reopen June 16th; Fiery Furnace to Close June 18th
The Devils Garden area of Arches National Park, including access to area hiking trails, is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 16th, at 7:00 a.m. The Fiery Furnace and Salt Valley Overlook areas are scheduled to close on Sunday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m. for up to 28 days.
May 22, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Prepare for Busy Memorial Day Weekend
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.
April 28, 2017
Devils Garden Area to Close April 30 and 6:30 p.m. “Last Entry” Scheduled to Begin May 14
The Devils Garden area of Arches National Park, including access to all area hiking trails, will be closed from April 30 through June 3 to allow construction crews to complete needed road work. During this period, vehicles may drive as far as the Sand Dune Arch trailhead where they will need to turn around.
April 27, 2017
Tourism to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Resulted in $309 Million in Economic Benefits and Supported 3,822 Local Jobs in 2016
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1.6 million visitors to Arches National Park in 2016 spent $188.8 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 3,100 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $251.6 million (a 16.3% increase from 2015 and an 82.3 % increase since 2012).
March 31, 2017
Road Construction Update for Arches National Park
An extensive road construction project in Arches National Park is well underway. Park visitors should expect long lines and significant delays to enter the park during this phase of the project, especially April 8th through the 16th. The park road closes nightly, 7 pm to 7 am Sunday through Thursday, but remains open Friday and Saturday nights and during holiday weekends.
February 14, 2017
Night Time Closure Planned During Major Road Construction Project in Arches National Park
The road through Arches National Park will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during a major road construction project scheduled to begin in March and continue through November of this year.
December 16, 2016
2017 Community Artist in the Parks Announcement
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Anthony Lott as the 2017 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). This is the first time the program will feature an artist residing in San Juan County, and focus on the southern parks of the group.
December 16, 2016
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Announce Winter Visitor Center Hours and Closures
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are open all year, but the park’s visitor center operations change with the arrival of winter.
December 05, 2016
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2017
The Southeast Utah Group will waive entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
October 17, 2016
UEA Weekend Expected to be Busy at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Arches and Canyonlands national parks are expecting record visitation during the fall recess of Utah public schools, October 20 – 23. Officials are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking.
October 10, 2016
2017 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted
The Southeast Utah Group of parks is now accepting applications for the 2017 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program.
September 27, 2016
2016 Southeast Utah Fire Restrictions Rescinded
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, fire restrictions will be lifted for the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service on lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties.
August 15, 2016
Major Road Construction Planned for Arches National Park
A major road construction project in Arches National Park will begin in early 2017 with the bulk of work being accomplished March through October. The Devils Garden Campground will be closed March 1 through October 31, 2017.
June 27, 2016
National Park Service Announces 2016 Fire Restrictions
Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Kate Cannon has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments.
January 05, 2016
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2016
The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2016.