The Windows section of Arches National Park is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.
It has been closed for several weeks due to construction work.
La Sal Mountains Viewpoint is scheduled to close for construction at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 27. The Balanced Rock area, Courthouse Towers Viewpoint and Park Avenue Viewpoint and Trailhead in Arches National Park are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Areas will be closed to all access and use to ensure visitor and worker safety.
La Sal Mountains Overlook is scheduled to reopen at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers and Park Avenue areas of the park are scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29.
Work to replace the park’s main road is now scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Asphalt hauling in support of repaving the park’s main road is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. During this phase of the construction project, as many as 10 to 12 asphalt haul trucks per hour will be traveling through Moab into the park between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights. Given the many variables that can impact road projects of this type and scope, construction work dates are subject to change.
Devils Garden Campground remains closed through Thursday, Nov. 30.
The park’s visitor center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Saturday, Aug. 26, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Sunday, Aug. 27.
On Sundays through Thursdays, visitors must arrive at the park before 6:30 p.m. Visitors arriving after 6:30 p.m. on those days will not be able to travel past the visitor center. All vehicles must be out of the closure area no later than 7 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights. The park reopens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is open on weekends from 7 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Sunday during the road construction project.
The park will be open with no road construction work during the Labor Day holiday from 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5; and during the Utah Education Association break from 7 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
The road work is scheduled to last through November. Limited daytime road closures may still occur even with nighttime work. Construction crews will use pilot cars and flaggers to control traffic during the day. When partial daytime road closures are in effect, crews will limit traffic delays to 30 minutes or less per work zone.
While construction crews say they will make every effort to minimize disruption to visitor daytime travel and activities during this project, visitors should expect frequent delays and closures. The park will post road construction updates on its official website as they become available. However, construction work schedules are subject to change.
Visitors to the Moab area can find a wide variety of spectacular scenery and hikes in other public lands around the region. Information about these other travel and hiking options can be found on the Moab Travel Council’s website at: www.discovermoab.com/profile.htm. General information about Arches National Park can be found at www.nps.gov/arch or by calling 435-719-2299.
Additional road construction is still under way