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The Arches Visitor Center


Arches National Park is Open

Arches National Park is open daily. Because of ongoing road work, the park closes Sunday night through Thursday night at 7 pm. The park reopens at 7 am. There are no night closures on Friday or Saturday. Read more about construction projects.

Arches Visitor Center is open daily except December 25. Operating hours change with the seasons. Read more: What time is the park open?

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Construction Projects

early March-late November 2017: Extensive road construction will cause significant impacts to travel and hiking. Expect driving delays and some parking and trail closures.

Park roads close at night Sunday through Thursday 7 pm–7 am. There are no road closures Friday or Saturday nights. Read more about construction projects.

vehicles driving on a curving road.


Road Conditions

Updated October 10, 2017

Unpaved roads and portions of the Delicate Arch Road may become muddy or impassable following rain.

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



Between March and October, long lines form at the entrance road, and 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

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


Campground Closure

Devils Garden Campground is closed through early December due to a road construction project.

Read more about other camping options around Arches National Park.

A ranger leading a hike in the Fiery Furnace.


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.

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Last updated: October 17, 2017

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PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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