The scenic drive in Arches passes many outstanding natural features. Parking is limited at all destinations, and popular trailheads like Delicate Arch and Devils Garden may fill for hours at a time, especially on weekends and holidays. View the Traffic & Travel Tips page for advice on making the most of your time (and avoiding the crowds).
If you have 1.5 hours
If you have 3 hours
If you have 4.5 hours
Rain and snow can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. Check at the visitor center for up-to-date road conditions
Salt Valley Road travels from the main park road to Klondike Bluffs and the Tower Arch trailhead. This road is two-wheel-drive in normal conditions.
Other roads require vehicles with high clearance, low-range four-wheel drive and technical driving skills. Vehicles with two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive do not have the ground clearance or low gearing to negotiate the steep grades, loose rocks, and soft sand found on these roads. To see what's available, view the park map. Off-highway vehicle use (ATVs, UTVs, etc.) is prohibited in the park. Read more about park regulations.
Last updated: July 23, 2021