Have you ever thought about visiting Arches during the winter months?
Although the weather can be chilly, the contrast between the red sandstone and the white snow is breathtaking! Here are some things you should know before planning a winter trip:
Winter temperatures range from highs of 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit to lows of 0 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Expect snow and ice to impact trail and road conditions.
Hiking in the winter is a great way to experience the park if you are seeking solitude. Make sure you pack proper footwear, trekking poles, traction devices for your shoes, food and water, and appropriate clothing.
After snowfall, the roads in the park may be closed for several hours for snow removal. Plan by checking road conditions and weather forecasts frequently.
Devils Garden Campground is temporarily closed due to a water leak. Drinking water is only available at Arches Visitor Center. The campground will reopen March 1.