There are three major holidays and weekends when Arches National Park is extremely busy:
We expect extreme traffic and crowding in the park and in Moab.
We recommend that you avoid entering the park between 9 am and noon. Wait times to enter the park may exceed one hour. Plan to enter the park later in the afternoon or evening.
Major road construction may significantly impact your visit. Expect driving delays and road, trail, and area closures. Trails including Devils Garden, Fiery Furnace, and The Windows could close for up to four weeks for each area. Devils Garden Campground is closed through November 30, 2017. During most weeks, the park road will be closed from 7 pm to 7 am Sunday night through Thursday night, but there will not be nightly road closures during holiday weekends.
There will be no nightly closures on these holidays and weekends:
Entering the Park
Due to extreme traffic during these weekends, you may experience a different traffic pattern on US 191 at the park entrance. Follow signs to Arches National Park.
Inside the Park
Last updated: May 1, 2017