Operating Hours & Seasons

people look at exhibits mounted on red stone walls outside a reddish stone building
Arches Vistor Center

NPS/Neal Herbert

 

Operating Hours

Park Hours

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

You can enter and leave the park at any time. 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 - February 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 - October 31, 2017, for a major construction project.

Read more about camping at Arches.


 
trees with golden leaves grow in a wash
Cottonwoods turn a beautiful gold in the fall.

NPS/Neal Herbert

 

Seasons

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

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

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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