Operating Hours & Seasons

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Arches Vistor Center

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Operating Hours


Park Hours

Arches National Park is open daily.

Between March and November 2017, park roads will close most nights during a major construction project. You must be out of the park by 7 pm Sunday through Thursday nights.

Sunday: Open midnight–7 pm
Monday: Open 7 am–7 pm
Tuesday: Open 7 am–7 pm
Wednesday: Open 7 am–7 pm
Thursday: Open 7 am–7 pm
Friday: Open 7 am–midnight
Saturday: Open 24 hours

Entrance fees apply. The park is very busy between March and October. To avoid traffic, we recommend entering the park before 8 am or after 3 pm.

Visitor Center Hours

The visitor center is open every day except December 25. Hours of operation change with the seasons.

Current Visitor Center Hours: 9 am–4 pm

Campground Hours

Devils Garden Campground is closed through November 30, 2017, for a major construction project.

Read more about camping at Arches.

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Cottonwoods turn a beautiful gold in the fall.

NPS/Neal Herbert



Spring, Summer, and Fall

The park is busiest March through October. Temperatures in spring and fall are comfortable. In summer, daytime temperatures often exceed 100°F (37°C).

Rangers offer programs spring through fall.

The visitor center is open daily.


Winter is a peaceful time, without the crowds and scorching heat of summer. Temperatures are cold, with highs averaging 30° to 50° F (-1° to 10° C).

We do not offer ranger programs in winter.

The visitor center is open daily throughout the winter, except for December 25.


Last updated: August 28, 2017

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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