A project to improve parking and traffic flow will close the Devils Garden Loop Road and traihead at Arches National Park for 11 days in June.
Park officials say the area will be closed from Monday, June 16th, through Thursday, June 26th, for completion of a major renovation project. This trailhead is located at the end of the park’s 18-mile main road and is the access point for features such as Landscape Arch, Double O Arch, Dark Angel, and the Primitive Loop Trail.
All trails from this location will be closed during this project. Visitors traveling the park road during this period will need to turn around at the Sand Dune Arch Trailhead parking lot. The Devils Garden Campground will remain open to campers with reservations.
Water will not be available at Devils Garden Trailhead during construction, so visitors will need to fill water bottles at the Arches Visitor Center prior to driving into the park.
The road and trailhead closure will allow the park to re-align the road in order to create more efficient angled parking, and construct a dedicated tour bus and large RV parking area. The public is strongly encouraged to visit the park either before or after this closure period since available parking will be limited. Early morning or evening travel into the park is highly recommended.