Operating Hours & Seasons

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Arches Vistor Center

NPS/Neal Herbert


Operating Hours

Park Hours

Arches National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Between March and November 2017, park roads will close most nights during a major construction project.

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

Dates Visitor Center Hours
November 27, 2016 - early March 2017 9 am - 4 pm

Campground Hours

Devils Garden Campground is open year-round, though the campground is full most nights between April and October. You can arrive at the campground at any time. Check out time is 10 am. You can make reservations in advance from March 1 through October 31; in winter sites become first-come, first-served.

Devils Garden Campground will be closed March 1 - 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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