A 2011 Transportation Scholar helped develop a pilot public shuttle system to enhance the visitor experience at Arches National Park by providing visitors more information to make destination choices,...
Arches National Park
Arches National Park Weather
The climate in Arches can be intense, with hot summers, cold winters and very little rainfall. The plants and animals in this park have many adaptations that enable them to survive these conditions and some species are can only be found in this area. Even on a daily basis, temperatures may fluctuate as much as 50 degrees. It’s important to plan for the season and check local weather conditions and forecasts before you visit.
Arches National Park Tours and Camping
For lodging in Arches, camping is a popular option. There are 50 campground sites located within Arches National Park. The Devils Garden Campground is located 18 miles from the park entrance and is open year-round. Facilities include potable water, picnic tables, grills, and flushing toilets. Some sites will accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length. An Arches National Park map , available at the park entrance, will provide you with important information such as where to find picnic areas, drinking water, restrooms, and visitor centers.
Arches National Park Wildlife
At first glance, Arches National Park wildlife may seem scarce, but upon further examination, you will discover that wildlife is abundant here. Birds, lizards, and some rodents are the most frequently seen wildlife at Arches. The weather and seasons play a big role in determining what animals are active. Desert animals have a variety of adaptations for dealing with the climate. Most animals are nocturnal, only coming out at night. These include kangaroo rats, foxes, mountain lions, bats and owls. Other animals are most active at dawn or dusk since these times are cooler than mid-day. These animals include mule deer, coyotes, and black-tailed jackrabbits. A few animals are primarily active during the day, including rock squirrels, chipmunks, lizards, snakes, and eagles.