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).
Due to safety considerations, you may not leave a vehicle in the park overnight.
You can get a permit up to seven days before the start of your trip at Arches Visitor Center, first-come, first-served.
There are three permits available nightly.
Maximum group size: seven people per permit.
There is no fee for the permit during the construction period.
We will implement new guidelines for backcountry camping after road construction is completed.