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The Arches Visitor Center

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Operating Hours

Arches National Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round.

The visitor center is open every day except December 25. Operating hours change with the seasons. Read more: When is the park open?

 
trees with yellow leaves in front of stone monoliths

NPS/Neal Herbert

Weather

Spring and fall bring pleasant weather. These are the busiest seasons in the park thanks to the mild conditions. Summers can be hot with daytime temperatures over 100 degrees. Winters can be cold, with occasional snowy or icy conditions.

Get a weather forecast and see monthly average temperatures.

 
The Devils Garden Campground with the La Sal Mountains in the background

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Campground

You can make reservations for campsites March through October. The campground is usually full each night during the summer. If you don't have a reservation when you arrive in Moab, you will need to camp outside the park. In winter, sites are first-come, first-served.

Read more about camping at Arches National Park.

 
A ranger leading a hike in the Fiery Furnace.

NPS/Andrew Kuhn

Ranger Programs

National park rangers offer various programs spring through fall. Check at the Arches Visitor Center for a schedule. You can also check the calendar for special events and activities.

 
A road sign reading "Slow Congested Area" with parked cars.

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Traffic

Between March and October, wait times at the park entrance may exceed 30 minutes, especially between 9 am and 2 pm. Parking lots at popular trailheads may be full for much of the day. How can I avoid the traffic?

For more information on traffic conditions in the area around Moab and Arches National Park, visit the Utah Department of Transportation Traffic Site

 
vehicles driving on a curving road.

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Road Conditions

The main park road is open. Backcountry roads may be impassable following summer storms. Read more about auto touring.

 
construction workers with a backhoe

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Construction Projects

These construction projects may cause driving delays or closures:

  • Early September through late November 2019: Crews will be installing two new toilets, expanding parking, and moving part of the trail at The Windows Section. Some parking spaces may close.
 
The Arches Visitor Guide

Park News

Looking for more information about what is happening at Arches? Check out our latest News Releases or read the Park Newspaper. Or connect with us through social media. We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

Last updated: August 28, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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