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?
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
The main park road is open. Backcountry roads may be impassable following summer storms. Read more about auto touring.
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.
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.
Last updated: May 24, 2019