Arches National Park News
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Arches will implement updated pilot timed entry system in 2023
December 16, 2022 | 12:00 pm
Arches will implement an updated pilot timed entry system in 2023.
2023 Community Artists in the Parks Announced
November 22, 2022 | 4:43 pm
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Jess Hough as the 2023 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). Jess Hough is a local carpenter/handyman and artist based in Moab. Primarily an illustrator, she’s recently been working on developing DIY methods for at-home printmaking using reclaimed/recycled materials. Jess enjoys working on landscapes and environments inspired by red rock canyons and all the amazing natural features of Utah's deserts. About her upcoming tenure as Community Artist, Jess says, "I'm looking forward to spending more time in the parks and working on some exciting new projects!"
Air Tour Management Plans Completed for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Natural Bridges National Monument
October 21, 2022 | 5:00 am
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed air tour management plans for Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Natural Bridges National Monument on October 21, 2022. The plans establish measures to protect park resources, including outstanding geologic, ecologic, and cultural resources, and preservation of wilderness character and visitor experience.
Windows Section to Temporarily Close for Necessary Maintenance October 4-6, 2022
September 27, 2022 | 4:07 pm
The Windows section and road in Arches National Park will close Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6, 2022, for necessary construction and maintenance. During the project, the park will regrade recently constructed gravel parking areas, install asphalt, and formalize 10 new paved parking spaces at the lower Windows parking area. The road will be closed at the Balanced Rock junction starting at 4 a.m. on October 4 and will remain closed until the evening of October 6.
Arches National Park Will Conclude Timed Entry Pilot on October 4, 2022
September 26, 2022 | 1:38 pm
Beginning October 4, 2022, Arches National Park will conclude the temporary, timed entry pilot that has operated since April 3, 2022. Timed entry tickets will no longer be necessary to enter the park after October 3. The purchase of traditional entrance passes will still be required to enter Arches after the end of the pilot. After the close of the program, Visitors should expect increased traffic and the possibility of temporary entrance delays.
Call for 2023 Community Artist in the Parks Applications
August 30, 2022 | 10:28 am
The Southeast Utah Group of parks will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program on September 1, 2022. Applicants must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties in Utah, or Montezuma County in Colorado.
Southeastern Utah Agencies Lift Fire Restrictions
August 12, 2022 | 1:12 pm
Due to a persistent and active monsoon pattern accompanied by rainfall and higher humidity over the region, the fire danger has moderated across southeastern Utah. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Forest Service (USDA FS), National Park Service (NPS) and State of Utah lifted fire restrictions in Southeastern Utah at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Fire Danger Prompts Elevated Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Utah
May 27, 2022 | 9:20 am
Southeastern Utah is experiencing hazardous fire conditions due to prolonged drought and extremely dry vegetation. Weather forecasts and wildland fire prediction models point to increased fire danger. As a result, on Thursday, June 2, 2022, all Bureau of Land Management (BLM), USDA Forest Service (USDA FS), National Park Service (NPS), State of Utah and unincorporated private lands in the following areas will increase fire restrictions.
Don’t Forget Your Arches Reservation! Arches National Park Prepares for a Busy Memorial Day Weekend
May 23, 2022 | 8:39 am
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Arches National Park advises visitors to expect longer wait times at the park entrance and busier parking lots inside the park. Visitors should plan ahead and have alternative itineraries if they intend to visit Arches.
Vegetation Pile Burns Planned in Southeast Utah National Parks and Monuments
February 16, 2022 | 3:41 pm
Beginning February 21, 2022, and continuing through the end of March, park officials plan to burn piles of dead vegetation at various locations within Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.