The information about specific facilities and services provided below may help you better plan your visit. If a particular service or issue is not mentioned below, such as alternate formats for print materials, audio description, assistive listening, captions, or physical access to particular facilities, programs or services, please contact the park.
US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities qualify for the Interagency Access Pass, which provides free or discounted admission to over 2,000 federal recreation sites.
The following facilities and destinations are ADA-compliant:
The following trails are considered barrier-free*:
* Barrier-free trails may contain minor obstacles, steeper grades and temporary washouts.
Deaf/Hearing Loss Accessibility
For visitors with hearing impairments, a variety of publications may be obtained at the visitor center, and all audio-visual programs are closed captioned. Wayside exhibits with illustrations and text on natural and cultural features are situated throughout the park and in the visitor center.
Blind/Low Vision Accessibility
Visitor center exhibits include audio recordings and tactile models and maps, and rock samples. At the bookstore, you can purchase or rent an audio tour of the park's scenic road. There are no recorded descriptions of exhibits or waysides. We have audio versions of our park brochure on CD at the visitor center, or you can listen to it below. You may also request large-print and braille publications at the visitor center.
Download or listen to an audio version of the park brochure.
Service animals are allowed in national parks. For a definition of a service animal, please go to www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm.
For information on animals that do not qualify as service animals, read more about pets in the park.
Service animals are permitted everywhere at Arches. Owners are encouraged to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. Identification is not required, but helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.
Caution! The desert can be deadly for pets and service animals. Car temperatures rise quickly in the sun, even on cool days. Your animal can easily die of heat exhaustion. If you are leaving a service animal in a car, crack the windows as much as possible and leave water to drink. You can only get water at the visitor center or Devils Garden. We recommend you not leave service animals in the car at all when the outside temperature exceeds 68 degrees, even with the windows cracked.
Last updated: August 24, 2017