Backpacking During 2017 Road Construction
Road crews will be working on park roads through November 30, 2017. All paved roads close nightly, Sunday through Thursday. During construction, limited overnight backpacking is allowed in specific Courthouse Wash zones (see map).
How to reach Courthouse Wash Backcountry Zones
You may park vehicles in the paved parking area approximately ½ mile west of the Colorado River on US 191 (see map). You can also reach the northern reaches of the wash near the western park boundary. Please seek out specific information from maps and other sources for these additional routes.
Where else can I backpack?
You can backpack on much of the public land adjacent to Arches National Park, such as areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service, and at Canyonlands National Park. Check each agency's website for further information about regulations and permits.
For information about vehicle camping at Arches, visit the camping page.
Courthouse Wash Backcountry Use Requirements
Last updated: August 7, 2017