Latest COVID-19 Update
Grand County, which includes Arches National Park, is in medium community level transmission. Therefore, wearing a mask in federal buildings at Arches National Park is optional.
Facilities Status Update
Currently, the following facilities are open for public access:
The park film theater at Arches Visitor Center remains closed.
When recreating, park visitors should maintain social distance and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Arches National Park is Open
Arches National Park is generally open 24 hours a day, year-round. On very busy days, when parking lots fill to capacity we temporarily delay additional park entries. Visitors who encounter a closed gate may try back in a few hours or consider visiting other nearby destinations.
Between March and October, wait times at the park entrance may exceed 30 minutes, especially between 9 am and 2 pm. Parking lots at popular trailheads may be full for much of the day. How can I avoid the traffic?
For more information on traffic conditions in the area around Moab and Arches National Park, visit the Utah Department of Transportation Traffic Site
Spring and fall bring pleasant weather. These are the busiest seasons in the park thanks to the mild conditions. Summers can be hot with daytime temperatures over 100 degrees. Winters can be cold, with occasional snowy or icy conditions.
You can make reservations for campsites March through October. The campground is usually full each night during the summer. If you don't have a reservation when you arrive in Moab, you will need to camp outside the park. In winter, sites are first-come, first-served.
The main park road is open. Backcountry roads may be impassable following summer storms. Read more about auto touring.
There are no major construction projects planned at this time.
Last updated: April 3, 2022