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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.

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.

Last updated: September 20, 2016

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