January 26, 2018
2018 Community Artist in the Parks Selected
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Janet Buckingham as the 2018 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). As Community Artist for 2018, Janet will create original work within the parks for a minimum of 24 hours per month, April through October, and share her inspiration and creative process with visitors.
January 25, 2018
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Arches National Park
Park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation in various locations within Arches National Park in late January and February as weather conditions allow.
January 13, 2018
Update on Arches National Park’s Traffic Congestion Management Plan Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently reviewing comments received on the
Traffic Congestion Management Plan (TCMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) for Arches
National Park. During the public comment period (November 1 – December 18, 2017), 421
comments were received from people across the country and around the world. Forty-six people
also attended a public meeting in Moab, Utah on November 16.
December 22, 2017
Finding of No Significant Impact for Salt Wash Rehabilitation Project in Arches National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Salt Wash Rehabilitation Project in Arches National Park was signed by the Acting Intermountain Regional Director on December 21, 2017. This decision was reached after reviewing the environmental impacts analyzed and considering public comments on the Environmental Assessment released in October.
December 15, 2017
National Parks Fee Free Days Announced for 2018
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 four days in 2018 as a way to encourage people
to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
November 30, 2017
Fee Free Weekend Planned to Mark End of the 3R Road Construction Project in Arches National Park
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to Arches National Park on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday December 10, 2017, to celebrate completion of the months-long 3R road construction project in the park, and to thank everyone for their patience during the project.
November 30, 2017
Comment Period Extended for Arches National Park’s Proposed Traffic Congestion Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) has extended the public comment period for the plan to help alleviate traffic and parking congestion in Arches National Park. The new deadline for comments is December 18, 2017.
November 20, 2017
3R Road Construction Project Nearing Completion in Arches National Park
The 3R road construction project in Arches National Park, which began last March, is nearing
completion. Crews will work two additional nights in an effort to complete the project while weather is favorable.
November 20, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Announce 2017-2018 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.
November 13, 2017
Comments Accepted Through December 4 on Arches National Park’s Proposed Traffic Congestion Management Plan
The National Park Service (NPS) encourages those interested in reviewing and commenting on a plan to help alleviate traffic and parking congestion in Arches National Park to do so by the December 4, 2017 deadline.
November 01, 2017
Proposed Traffic Congestion Management Plan Available for Public Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) seeks public input on a plan to help alleviate traffic and parking congestion in Arches National Park. Arches National Park developed a Traffic Congestion Management Plan (TCMP) to address vehicle traffic and parking congestion problems that affect visitor access, visitor enjoyment, and resource conditions.
October 17, 2017
Salt Wash Rehabilitation Project Environmental Assessment Available for Public Review and Comment
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that its Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Salt Wash Rehabilitation Project in Arches National Park is now available for public review and comment. The EA identifies strategies for reducing the frequency of flooding-related closures of the Wolfe Ranch/Delicate Arch Road by improving the flow of water and sediments.
October 13, 2017
Arches National Park to Remove Cottonwood Trees at the Park’s Visitor Center
Arches National Park officials plan to remove cottonwood trees in the visitor center parking lot and
around the building to prevent infrastructure damage. Tree removal is scheduled to take place sometime in late October. Work will be completed in the evening to maximize visitor and employee safety and minimize impacts to visitors during the day.
October 13, 2017
Daytime Work to Begin on the Arches National Park 3R Road Construction Project
Daytime road construction work in Arches National Park will begin Monday, October 30. Once daytime work begins, visitors should expect significantly more delays than have been required during the project to date. However, delays are limited to no more than 30 minutes per lane closure.
September 29, 2017
UEA Weekend Construction Schedule Change Announced for Arches National Park
The Utah Education Association (UEA) holiday weekend construction schedule has been changed for Arches National Park. The park will now be open with no road construction work from 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 20 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22.
September 15, 2017
Water to Be Unavailable at Devils Garden Trailhead and Picnic Area during Replacement of Water Tank
Water will not be available at Devils Garden Trailhead or Picnic Area from approximately September 24, 2017 through November 4, 2017 due to replacement of the area’s water tank.
September 14, 2017
Call for 2018 Community Artist in the Parks Applications
The Southeast Utah Group of parks is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program.
September 01, 2017
Changes to Construction Closing and Opening Dates for Areas of Arches National Park
Changes to closing and opening dates have been made for areas in Arches National Park. The closures are a result of the on-going road construction project occurring in the park.
August 21, 2017
The Windows Section to Reopen, La Sal Mountain Viewpoint, Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers Viewpoint, and Park Avenue Viewpoint and Trailhead to Close for Construction
The Windows Section is scheduled to reopen at 7 am Friday, September 1. La Sal Mountains, Park Avenue, and Courthouse Towers viewpoints, and Balanced Rock will close for two to four weeks in September.
August 17, 2017
Special Presentation: Tribal Connections to Arches National Park
On Saturday, August 26, Arches National Park will offer a special presentation to share findings from the recently completed Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Arches National Park.
August 01, 2017
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Seek Public Input on Proposed Entrance Fee Increases
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a proposal to raise individual and motorcycle entrance fees in 2018.
July 19, 2017
Senior Pass Price Increase to Take Effect August 28
The price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 28, 2017.
July 14, 2017
The Windows Section of Arches National Park to Close July 30 for Construction
The Windows Section of Arches National Park will close at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 30 for up to five weeks for construction.
June 23, 2017
National Park Service Announces 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.
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.