Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Important Shutdown Notice During the federal government shutdown, Arches will remain open. However, there will be limited visitor services. Hazardous or dangerous conditions exist. Emergency information may be shared on Facebook or Twitter accounts; call 911 for emergencies.
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Caution

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Winter Conditions Hiking trails are icy; we strongly recommend traction devices that you can attach to your hiking shoes. You can purchase these in Moab or at the visitor center. Backcountry roads may be icy or snow covered, especially in shaded areas.

 
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?

 
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 noon. Parking lots at popular trailheads are often full between 9 am and 4 pm.

Read more: 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 in winter. Snow or icy conditions may cause temporary closures until roads are cleared.

 
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

Devils Garden Campground is open year-round. In winter, campsites are available 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.

 
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: January 18, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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