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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Arches National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Arches National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Arches National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Arches National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Utah and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021
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Arches National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Arches National Park - News section for more.

  • Arches National Park Hosts Leave No Trace Hot Spot Programming on Public Lands Day 2021

    September 14, 2021 | 1:13 pm

    From September 24 to September 27, Arches National Park will partner with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to host special programming for the public and Moab community.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Input Sought on Proposed Air Tour Management Plan for Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges

    September 3, 2021 | 11:50 am

    The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are seeking public feedback on a draft Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) that is being proposed for Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Natural Bridges National Monument.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Restrictions Rescinded in Southeast Utah Group National Parks

    August 31, 2021 | 8:00 am

    As a result of recent rain and cooler temperatures, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS) and State of Utah will lift fire restriction orders.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Call for 2022 Community Artist in the Parks Applications

    August 27, 2021 | 10:13 am

    The Southeast Utah Group of parks will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program on September 1, 2021. The CAIP program highlights local artists' connections to the landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Arches National Park Schedules Public Meetings on Traffic Congestion and Crowding

    August 25, 2021 | 10:17 am

    The National Park Service today scheduled meetings to hear from the public as it works to address vehicular congestion and explores ways of providing efficient visitor access to Arches National Park. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2021 Fire Restrictions Updated in Southeast Utah Group National Parks

    August 3, 2021 | 2:47 pm

    Due to recent precipitation but persistent very dry conditions and increased fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Patricia S. Trap has announced updated fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Danger Prompts Elevated Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Utah

    June 25, 2021 | 2:01 pm

    Weather forecasts and wildland fire prediction models point to increased fire danger in Southeastern Utah. Increased fire restrictions are now in effect for all Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, National Park Service, State of Utah, and unincorporated private lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2021 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Southeast Utah Group National Parks

    June 11, 2021 | 10:39 am

    Due to very dry conditions and increasing fire danger in Southeast Utah, Superintendent Patricia S. Trap has announced fire restrictions for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Prepare for a Busy Memorial Day Weekend

    May 17, 2021 | 11:23 am

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails, and limited parking. Visitors should plan ahead and have a back-up plan if they are not able to enter the parks during the busiest hours of the morning and early afternoon.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Arches and Canyonlands National Parks Accepting Comments on Proposed Fee Increases for Backcountry Operations

    April 26, 2021 | 3:14 pm

    Arches and Canyonlands national parks are seeking public feedback on proposed fee changes for Fiery Furnace tickets in Arches and backcountry and river permits in Canyonlands. The proposed changes would allow us to cover staffing and operational costs and improve our ability to support essential and effective operations and visitor services.

    Read more at nps.gov