Major renovation at Arches National Park limits access, parking

Delicate Arch gives a splendid show of nature at Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

MOAB – Arches National Park has issued a release warning visitors to the park that access will be limited as the Devils Garden Loop Road and Trailhead will be closed June 16-26 to undergo completion of major renovation.

A map detailing the road closures and directions for the renovations in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, June 14, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Arches National Park Service | Click on image to enlarge
A map detailing the road closures and directions for the renovations in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, June 14, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Arches National Park Service | Click on image to enlarge

Given recent record-breaking park visitation, the park’s release said, those entering Arches should expect parking to be limited and parking lots to be full, especially during the construction period. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

The Devils Garden Loop Trailhead located at the end of the park’s 18-mile main road, is the access point for features such as Landscape Arch, Double O Arch, Dark Angel, and the Primitive Loop Trail. All trails from this location will be closed during this project.

Visitors traveling the park road during this period will need to turn around at the Sand Dune Arch Trailhead parking lot. Water will not be available at Devils Garden Trailhead during construction, so visitors will need to fill water bottles at the Arches Visitor Center prior to driving into the park. 

The Devils Garden Campground will remain open only to campers with reservations.

As part of the renovation, the park will re-align the road in order to create more efficient angled parking, and construct a dedicated tour bus and large RV parking area. 

Park officials recommend visitors avoid Arches National Park during this construction or visit the park prior to 9 a.m. or after 3 p.m.

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience as we continue our efforts to protect park resources while improving park facilities for visitors,” superintendent, Kate Canon, said.

Information submitted by Arches National Park

Resources

  • For visitor information including road closures visit the park website

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