Alerts & Conditions


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Arches National Park is Open

Arches National Park is generally open 24 hours a day, year-round. In March (when the timed-entry pilot program is not in effect), when parking lots fill to capacity we may have to temporarily delay additional park entries. Visitors who encounter a closed gate may try back in a few hours or consider visiting other nearby destinations.

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Between March and October, wait times at the park entrance may exceed 30-45 minutes.

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

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NPS/Neal Herbert


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.

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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.

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NPS/Andrew Kuhn

Ranger Programs

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

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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.


Park News

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

Last updated: March 4, 2024

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PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


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