Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
The rainy season has arrived! Last night a heavy thunderstorm rolled through Arches National Park. The runoff cascaded down the rocks in an impressive waterfall that lasted the length of the rainstorm. (lm)
The rainy season has arrived Last night a heavy thunderstorm rolled through
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Stacy Smith
George William Boston
Jessica Edwards
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/19/2017 at 22:13. Facebook
NEWS RELEASE: Senior Pass Price Increase to Take Effect August 28 (cw) [ Go.nps.gov Link ]

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Malissa Hayden
Grace Schmiedel
Diana Yocum
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/19/2017 at 19:28. Facebook
This practice seems to be growing in popularity, and it's entirely at odds with the NPS mission and Leave No Trace principles. Please help us spread the word, and don't spread bleach -- or any chemicals -- on the ground at national park campsites. (kg)
This practice seems to be growing in popularity and it's entirely at

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Bonnie Nork
Donna Palace Wetrich
Dustin Baugh
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/18/2017 at 14:57. Facebook
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: An update to our post about The Windows construction closure: the start date for the closure has been pushed back to 7 pm, Sunday, July 30. (cw)
Karen Windau
Kristin Epping
Kelly Ann Garrett
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/17/2017 at 17:55. Facebook
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Road crews have completed work on the entrance road, Fiery Furnace, and Devils Garden. Work is continuing at Garden of Eden and Panorama Point.

The next area closed by construction will be The Windows Section, beginning at 7 pm, July 30. This closure will last up to five weeks. The entire area will be closed to all entry. You may not hike into The Windows. This closure... View more »
CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Road crews have completed work on the entrance road Fiery

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Allison Meier
JP Van Derdys Vidal
Arches National Park
Arches National Park
07/16/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Michele Shaffer Lemmon
Terry Lynn Youree
Stephen Steve Mason
CORRECTION: The closure will begin Sunday, July 30 at 7 pm

NEWS RELEASE: The Windows Section of Arches National Park to Close July 25 for Construction (cw)
CORRECTION: The closure will begin Sunday July 30 at 7 pm

The Windows Section of Arches National Park to Close July 25 for Construction

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Arches National Park
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Christopher Leukel
A Bullfrog sits in Salt Wash watching a passing Dragonfly. These fascinating amphibians rarely venture onto land. Instead, they prefer to remain submerged, keeping only their eyes above the water surface. (lm)
A Bullfrog sits in Salt Wash watching a passing Dragonfly These fascinating

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Dave Giff
Katie Stewart
Murray Bolesta
The full moon is here! If you're thinking about a night hike, plan and prepare for safe hiking:

1) Bring plenty of water: it was still 90 degrees F / 32 degrees C at 9 P.M. yesterday.
2) Bring a flashlight and extra batteries: trail markers can be hard to find at night.
3) Hike an easy trail, maybe even one you've done before in daylight.

#HikeSafe (AdA)
The full moon is here If you're thinking about a night hike

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Jon Goldberg
Stefanie Paulsen-Carstensen
Isabelle Aerts
Arches will be open all day and night today (July 4th, 2017). Sunny skies and triple-digit temperatures are expected throughout the day. Consider visiting after dark to avoid the heat. Other benefits of visiting at night include stars, stripes, reds, whites, and blues.

Happy Independence Day! (mm, photo by J. Frank)
Arches will be open all day and night today July 4th 2017

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Mike Coronella
Brandy Blalock-Whinnery
Valerie Moody
Earlier this week a Flame Skimmer Dragonfly stopped by Salt Wash on the Delicate Arch Trail! Flame Skimmers hover above ponds and streams looking for aquatic insects and even small fish to eat. If you are hiking to Delicate Arch keep a look out for these eye catching insects! (lm)
Earlier this week a Flame Skimmer Dragonfly stopped by Salt Wash on

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Staci Allen
Linda Weirather
Sharon ManyHorses
Our very own Ranger Karen (kg) talks about the tiny organisms you may not think about when you come to the Utah desert. You can help protect these fascinating ecosystems by not walking through potholes and by hiking only on established trails, sandy washes, or on bare slick rock. (cw)
Our very own Ranger Karen kg talks about the tiny organisms you

Secrets of the Moab Desert

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Michael Ramsey
Kecia Binko
Justin Hydrick
A tremendous shout-out of gratitude goes to our local "Staple Club" volunteers! On Monday, they stapled the last of nearly 150,000 special notices they've put onto park newspapers. This outstanding effort totaled 554 volunteer hours and around $13,000 of staff time saved. Thank you Moab Sierra Club, Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts... View more »
A tremendous shout out of gratitude goes to our local "Staple Club"

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Friends of Arches and Canyonlands Parks: The Bates Wilson Legacy Fund
Melanie Pearson Townsend
Shari Robisch
Brrrrrrzzzzzzzzzttttt!

Have you heard a high pitched “ringing” or “screeching” sound while hiking in Arches? You may be hearing the sound of the cicadas calling to each other.

Cicadas are some of Earth’s loudest insects: Capable of producing noises with the use of “tymbals” a vibrating structure which turns the entire body into a miniature resonance chamber. This allows them to produce... View more »
Brrrrrrzzzzzzzzzttttt Have you heard a high pitched “ringing” or “screeching” so

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Marie Smith Hansen
Shari L. Stevens
Jon Goldberg
NEWS RELEASE: National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions (cw) [ Nps.gov Link ]

National Park Service Announces Fire Restrictions

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Three cheers for Girl Scout Troop 2064 from Ogden, Utah! They earned coveted Girl Scout Ranger Program patches during a recent visit to Arches, by combining recreation (hiking to Delicate Arch), learning (completing the Junior Ranger program), and service (volunteering for two hours to staple notices onto park newspapers). Learn more about this program at [ Nps.gov Link ] (kg)
Three cheers for Girl Scout Troop 2064 from Ogden Utah They earned

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Melissa Baker
Joe Shade
Janet Frasier
Temperatures at Arches will be in the triple digits this weekend. Make sure to regularly apply sunscreen, wear a wide brimmed hat, and avoid hiking in the middle of the day. It is also very important to carry water with you at all times. Make sure to drink a gallon (4 L) of water per day. Water can be refilled at the visitor center or the Devils Garden trailhead. (lm)
Temperatures at Arches will be in the triple digits this weekend Make

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Debbie Roberts
Dorothy Galbraith
Leigh Roberts
This week has been incredibly windy. In this video from the Broken Arch trail, our biological soil crust is doing its best to keep the from blowing away. In order to keep this soil crust intact, do your part by staying on trails and on rocks. Don't bust the crust! (lm)
This week has been incredibly windy In this video from the Broken
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Joanie Prentice
Linda Fly Henker
Gregory Aurélie Fst
Peace, love, remembrance on this day and each to come. (mm, Photo: Martin Tow)
Peace love remembrance on this day and each to come mm Photo: Martin Tow

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Bill Shanks
Bert Verstraete
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