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Montag, 12. Juni 2017, 17:57

Devils Garden Scheduled to Reopen June 16th; Fiery Furnace to Close June 18th

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The Devils Garden area of Arches National Park, including access to area hiking trails, is scheduled to reopen Friday, June 16th, at 7:00 a.m. after having been closed several weeks for needed road work.

Devils Garden Campground remains closed through November 30, 2017.

The Fiery Furnace and Salt Valley Overlook areas are scheduled to close on Sunday, June 18th, at 7:00 p.m. for up to 28 days. During the closure period, these parking and hiking areas will be inaccessible and self-guided permits and ranger-led tours of the Fiery Furnace will not be available.

Work along and around the park entrance road will soon be complete and work crews plan to be out of the area by Friday, June 23rd. At that time, the night closure barricade will move from the junction of the main park road and Highway 191 to near the visitor center. Visitors waiting for the park to open at 7:00 a.m. must park and wait in the visitor parking lot and not on the roadway.

Beginning Friday, June 23rd the park’s visitor center hours will increase to 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and park rangers will present nightly evening programs at the visitor center at 7:00 p.m. Evening program topic information can be obtained in person at the visitor center.

A reminder: Sunday through Thursday, 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 7:00 p.m.

The park reopens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is open weekends from 7:00 a.m. Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday during this road construction project.

The park will be open with no road construction work on the following holiday weekends:

Independence Day: 7:00 a.m. Monday, July 3rd to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5th

Pioneer Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, July 21st to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 25th

Labor Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 1st to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5th.

Utah Education Association : 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18th to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd

Other areas of Arches National Park, such as The Windows Section, will be closed for up to four weeks once work begins in each of those areas. The park will reopen roads and trails once area construction work is completed. Given the many variables that can impact road projects of this type and scope, work dates are subject to change.

Road work is resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating approximately 23 miles of roads and pullouts in Arches National Park along the entrance road (from US Highway 191 to the visitor center), main park road, the campground road, and other spur roads and loops. 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 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.

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Sonntag, 30. Juli 2017, 18:28

Alerts & Conditions

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Beginning July 30, The Windows Section will close to all entry for up to five weeks. This closure includes the entire Windows road and all trails. North and South windows, Turret Arch, Double Arch, and Garden of Eden are included in this closure.

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The Delicate Arch Viewpoint is closed due to flooding. The three-mile, physically demanding hike to the arch is still open from the trailhead at Wolfe Ranch.

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Crews are working on park roads at night through Nov. 30, 2017. Roads close at 7 pm Sunday through Thursday; last entrance is 6:30 pm and you must be out of the park by 7 pm on those nights. Roads reopen at 7 am. The campground is closed through November.

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Donnerstag, 3. August 2017, 10:24

2018 sind höhere Eintrittspreise geplant

Der National Park Service hat die Pläne zur Erhöhung der Eintrittspreise vor- und zur Diskussion gestellt. Viele von uns wird das nicht betreffen, da sich nur die Einzeleintritte bzw. die für ein Motorrad erhöhen sollen. Der Preis für das "Private Vehicle" bleibt gleich. Die Erhöhung um 20 bzw. 33% ist aber schon recht hoch.

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Sonntag, 3. September 2017, 18:55

Changes to Construction Closing and Opening Dates for Areas of Arches National Park

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Changes to closing and opening dates have been made for areas in Arches National Park. The closures are a result of the on-going road construction project occurring in the park. Below are the new dates:
- LaSal Mountain Viewpoint and Balance Rock will close at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5.
- Park Avenue and Courthouse Towers will close at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24.
- LaSal Mountain Viewpoint and Balanced Rock will open at 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 29.
- Park Avenue and Courthouse Towers are scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. Friday, October 13.
- These areas will be closed to all access and use to ensure visitors' and workers' safety.

The park will be open with no road construction work on the following holiday weekends:

Labor Day: 7:00 a.m. Friday, September 1 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5
Utah Education Association: 7:00 a.m. Thursday, October 19 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 22 (NOTE: this is a change from the previous schedule).
Work to replace the park’s main road is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 5.

Asphalt hauling in support of repaving the park’s main road in scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10. During this phase of the construction project, as many as 10 to 12 asphalt haul trucks per hour will travel through Moab into the park between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 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 November 30, 2017.

The park’s visitor center hours currently are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday through Thursday, 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 park no later than 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

The park reopens at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, and is open weekends from 7:00 a.m. Friday until 7:00 p.m. Sunday during this road construction project.

Road work is resurfacing, restoring, and rehabilitating approximately 23 miles of roads and pullouts in Arches National Park along the entrance road (from US Highway 191 to the visitor center), main park road, the campground road, and other spur roads and loops. 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 will make every effort to minimize disruption to visitor daytime travel and activities during this project, visitors should expect frequent delays and closures.

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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 17:18

Mit dem Arches NP hat die verlinkte Story nur insoweit was zu tun, dass dort die Bilder entstanden sind. :zwinker:


Meist sind Braut und Bräutigam die aufgeregtesten Personen auf einer Hochzeit. Aber bei Ryan Jenks und Kimberly Weglin war es wohl eher der Pfarrer. Oder die Trauzeugen. Oder die gesamte andere Hochzeitsgesellschaft, die wohl nicht so sehr an schwindelerregende Höhen gewöhnt ist, wie die beiden Adrenalinjunkies.
Eine Hochzeit in über 100 Metern Höhe
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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 18:55

Sieht für mich eher nach Canyonsland aus. Ich kann auch nicht wirlich glauben, dass es in einem National Park gewesen sein soll. Würde mich echt wundern, dass die sich für solchen Unfug hergeben.

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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 19:06

Sieht für mich eher nach Canyonsland aus. Ich kann auch nicht wirlich glauben, dass es in einem National Park gewesen sein soll. Würde mich echt wundern, dass die sich für solchen Unfug hergeben.

Ich denke, du hast recht.
Der Fotograf spricht auf seiner Homepage von

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Location: BLM Desert near Moab, Utah

Da hat die von mir verlinkte Seite wohl einfach Arches NP draus gemacht. :S:
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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 19:51

Juhu,

nicht schlecht die Idee...

Ist wohl alles im Rahmen eines Festivals. Hier mehr darüber. Nördlich der Grenze des Canyonlands NP...

Grüße aus Südkirchen

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Wenn der Klügere nachgibt, hat der Dümmere gewonnen...

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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 20:36

Ui, kann man mal machen - hoffentlich genau 1x im Leben. Schöne Location auf alle Fälle!

Mich würde mal interessieren, mit welchen Schuhen die Damen im Netz unterwegs waren? Beim Herrn Bräutigam hat man's auf einem Bild gesehen, aber bei den Damen nicht.

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Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018, 20:47

Ui, kann man mal machen - hoffentlich genau 1x im Leben. Schöne Location auf alle Fälle!

Mich würde mal interessieren, mit welchen Schuhen die Damen im Netz unterwegs waren? Beim Herrn Bräutigam hat man's auf einem Bild gesehen, aber bei den Damen nicht.


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Freitag, 2. Februar 2018, 20:50

Commentary: Reservations are the answer for Arches National Park
Nobody likes waiting in line, and Utah should be pioneering best practices for managing outdoor recreation to minimize congestion.

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National parks are essential to who we are as Americans. In Utah they drive our economy, and are part of our identity as lucky Westerners who get to live in places where most people only get to visit on vacation.
The popularity of our parks has led to serious congestion that is dangerously degrading the national park experience for locals and visitors alike. The problem is systemic throughout many parks and is not limited to the entrance gates. It is not a question of improving or redesigning transportation into the parks, but rather how to better distribute visitation over time, both throughout the day and throughout the year.
Today, if you pick the wrong time to visit Arches National Park, you could be at the entrance gate for one to three hours. Once finally in the park you could drive around for another hour or two and not find a place to park your car. When you do finally get out of the car you could be walking back-to-back with other visitors for your entire visit. And in Zion, for example, you wait at the entrance gate, you wait at the bus stop, and finally you hike in a crowd — the entire visit is about waiting and crowds.

Reservation systems have successfully been implemented on public lands from coast to coast, from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to remote backcountry areas like the Enchantment Permit Area in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington state. Special places around the world are using technology to improve visitor experiences of all types. Providing reservations does not decrease demand, in fact it is just the opposite. Improving the experience makes it more sought after. While many other suggestions have been made to handle congestion in Arches — from electric jeeps, to building costly alternative entrance roads, to creating new hikes in places where there are no arches — the best solution for Arches is a reservation system.
Nobody likes waiting in line, and Utah should be pioneering best practices for managing outdoor recreation to minimize congestion. A reservation system will allow everyone to plan their day, and will vastly improve the outdoor experience. Hotels and restaurants in the private sector use both pricing and reservations to manage demand. The national parks are run for the benefit of all Americans; to provide universal access to the most important examples of our natural and cultural heritage, regardless of visitors’ financial means. Hence, pricing should not be used to discourage visitation, while reservations are the ideal tool for efficiently managing quality visitation for everyone.
In Utah, we don’t always like change and we definitely don’t like losing any freedoms. A reservation system for Arches National Park may feel a bit risky, but we need to adopt the attitude Mitt Romney had during the 2002 Olympics — no traffic jams or endless lines. In fact, I remember being on the way to the men’s downhill at Snow Basin, and there was Gov. Romney on the interstate directing traffic to avoid a slow down. Let’s channel that can-do attitude and use today’s technology to manage visitation to our parks and lead the nation in providing quality outdoor recreation experiences.

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