Tips to Visit Arches National Park in 2015

Arches National Park

About Parking

Neal Herbert of Devil Garden parking

Legal parking in Arches means utilizing paved slots.

delicate illegal parking

Parking along the roads, on the shoulders is illegal parking in Arches National Park.

The park service has doubled the parking in Devil’s Garden and moves forward with doubling the parking at the Trail Head for Delicate Arch. Ideally, it will help the visitor experience. Pictured above means a carload is hiking three quarter of a mile just to step on the parking lot serving the beginning of the Delicate Arch hike. It is a narrow road made narrower by parking on either side. Some things to do to improve your experience.

  • Avoid long holiday weekends.
  • Go earlier  or later than the 10 AM – 4:30 PM rush.
  • Do not stop the flow of traffic by pausing in a lane waiting for a spot to become available.
  • Double up into one vehicle when possible.
  • Join a Moab business on a group tour into the park.

If your travel time fall into the high use of 10 AM – 4:30 PM and it is the only day available, consider a drive through Arches National Park. Many arches can be seen from the car. Avoid parking at the Windows Section, Delicate Arch trailhead parking lot and Devil’s Garden parking lot. This visit stop in all the other viewpoints on the Arches National Park map. Or go instead out Hwy 313 to Dead Horse Point State Park or the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park.


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