Backpacking in Winter 2017-2018
Overnight backpacking permits are available through winter 2017-2018 in specific Courthouse Wash zones (see map).
We will implement new guidelines for backcountry camping in early spring 2018.
How to reach Courthouse Wash Backcountry Zones
You may park vehicles in the paved parking area along the main park road on the northeast side of the bridge over Courthouse Wash or 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.
For information about campgrounds around Moab, visit www.discovermoab.com.
Courthouse Wash Backcountry Use Requirements
Last updated: December 14, 2017