Arches National Park News
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2024 Community Artist in the Parks announced
December 5, 2023 | 3:26 pm
The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is pleased to announce Annie Dalton as the 2024 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP). For this program, Annie Dalton will create original work within the parks for a minimum of 24 hours per month, April through October, and share her inspiration and creative process with visitors. Her works will be sold in the Canyonlands Natural History Association bookstores at Arches and Canyonlands national parks during her tenure.
Arches announces a pilot vehicle reservation system using timed entry in 2024
November 9, 2023 | 1:55 pm
Arches National Park will implement another pilot vehicle reservation system using timed entry in 2024, beginning April 1. Program parameters will be nearly the same as the 2023 pilot.
NPS seeks public input to help improve visitor experiences at Arches National Park
October 24, 2023 | 11:55 am
Informed by two years of pilot timed entry, Arches National Park is seeking public feedback about visitor experiences and long-term strategies for visitor access. From now through December 1, 2023, the public is invited to share their comments. Input received from this process will be used to inform strategies for the future.
Arches National Park announces end of second timed-entry pilot
October 18, 2023 | 12:51 pm
Beginning November 1, 2023, Arches National Park will conclude the temporary, timed entry pilot that has operated since April 1, 2023. After the close of the program, visitors may experience increased traffic and temporary entrance delays.
Call for 2024 Community Artist in the Parks Applications
August 29, 2023 | 4:18 pm
The Southeast Utah Group of parks will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) program on September 1, 2023. Applicants must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties in Utah, or Montezuma County in Colorado.
Bat at Arches tests positive for rabies
August 24, 2023 | 2:37 pm
A bat found outside of Arches National Park Visitor Center on August 18, 2023, has tested positive for rabies. Any park visitor who had physical contact with this or any bat should seek medical attention for potential exposure as soon as possible.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to invest over $60K in restoration and resilience in Southeast Utah Group Parks
August 11, 2023 | 3:42 pm
Canyonlands National Park and Hovenweep National Monument will restore riparian ecosystems and partner with associated Tribes with $60,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Another project awarded with nearly $1.6M will assess the climate change vulnerability of water supplies in many national parks affected by drought, including Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Natural Bridges National Monument.
Fatality at Arches National Park
August 2, 2023 | 4:52 pm
Arches National Park rangers located the vehicle of a 66-year-old man from Austin, TX who had been reported overdue. The individual was found off-trail nearby, deceased.
Arches Volunteer Team Receives Regional Award
July 18, 2023 | 5:13 pm
Arches National Park congratulates our local volunteer Sticker Club for receiving a Regional 2022 George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Team Service.
Fatality at Arches National Park
May 26, 2023 | 2:36 pm
Arches National Park staff responded to a report of CPR in progress on Devils Garden Trail. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, and the 69-year-old male patient was pronounced deceased at the scene.