Physical / Mobility Accessibility

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Arches National Park has many areas that are accessible for people with physical or mobility concerns. The park scenic drive passes many notable arches and rock formations that are visible from the road. This page provides details on accessible activities and facilities.

 

Programs and Tours

Ranger Programs

Rangers offer programs spring through fall.

  • Rangers present evening programs at Devils Garden Campground amphitheater. A paved sidewalk leads from the parking area to the amphitheater. Small red lights line the sidewalk. The ground surface at the amphitheater is gravel. Bench seating is available.
  • Guided walks are offered at The Windows Section. The walk is up to 1 mile in length. The first 100 yards of the trail is barrier free. After the first 100 yards, the trail rises gently to a set of uneven stone steps that climb to three arches along the trail. Surfaces are rocky and uneven.

Fiery Furnace Hikes

Rangers lead hikes through the Fiery Furnace daily spring through fall. Reservations are required. These hikes are physically demanding and require walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, along narrow ledges above drop-offs, and in loose sand. There are gaps you must jump across and narrow places that you must squeeze into and pull yourself up and through. In some places, you must hold yourself off the ground by pushing against the sandstone walls with your hands and feet.

 

Campground

Devils Garden Campground

Campsites

Two sites at Devils Garden Campground are accessible for people with disabilites or limited physical mobility. The majority of the accessible sites are paved, making it easy to navigate with a wheelchair. The tent pad is dirt, but the rest of the area surrounding the picnic table, grill, and fire ring is paved. There is an accessible bathroom nearby.

  • Site 4H is held for people with disabilities and is available first-come, first-served.
  • Site 7 is available for reservation up to six months in advance.

Restrooms

All toilets at Devils Garden Campground are accessible.

Pay phone

There is no pay phone at the campground. The only pay phones in the park are at Arches Visitor Center.

Amphitheater

The amphitheater has a designated parking area. The sidewalk to the amphitheater is paved. The ground surface at the amphitheater is gravel. Benches are available.

Routes

There are no paths through the campground. Travel through the campground is via the paved road, which has steep slopes, speed bumps, and drainage ditches. Wheelchairs may require assistance navigating the campground road.

 

Visitor Centers

Arches Visitor Center

  • Entrance: The front door operates on a push-button opener.
  • Parking: Accessible parking is available.
  • Restrooms, water fountains: All restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Seating: Benches are located inside the front of the visitor center and outdoors on the visitor center patio.
  • Pay phone: Pay phones are available outside the visitor center.
  • Exhibits: Exhibits and the visitor center desk are structured to be accessible from a wheelchair.
  • Routes: The approach to the visitor center is paved.
 

Trails and Facilities

These areas are accessible to wheelchairs. All toilets in the park are accessible. Some trails are considered barrier free, which may contain minor obstacles, steeper grades, temporary washouts, and may require assistance. Rain and snow may cause ruts or other obstacles on the trail.

  • Park Avenue Viewpoint: Flat, paved surface to a viewpoint.
  • Balanced Rock: Flat, paved surface alongside Balanced Rock ends at a viewpoint.
  • Balanced Rock Picnic Area: Picnic area is paved. Toilets are across a gravel road. Toilets are accessible.
  • The Windows Trail: First 100 yards is flat, hardened surface and is considered barrier free. Nearby toilets, along a paved surface, are accessible.
  • Double Arch Trail: Relatively flat, hard-packed trail is considered barrier free.
  • Panorama Point: Viewpoint, picnic area, and stargazing area have paved surfaces. Toilets are accessible. Benches are available.
  • Delicate Arch Viewpoint: Viewpoint has a flat, packed gravel surface. Picnic area and sidewalks are paved. Toilets are accessible.
  • Wolfe Ranch: Path to Wolfe Ranch and petroglyph panel are flat with a gravel surface. Toilets are accessible.
  • Devils Garden Campground Amphitheater: paved path connects parking area to the amphitheater with a view of Skyline Arch.
  • Devils Garden: Trail to Landscape Arch has a hard-packed surface and is considered barrier free, however the trail has steep slopes and may require assistance. Picnic area and trailhead have paved surfaces and accessible toilets.

Last updated: September 18, 2019

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PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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