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Info: Parking at Delicate Arch and Public Comment Solicitation

Posted at 4:14 PM, Sep 08, 2014

Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch Site Plan

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the effects of implementing site strategies to alleviate parking congestion at the Delicate Arch/Wolfe Ranch trailhead.

Parking is frequently congested, causing visitors to park outside of paved areas and along roadsides, damaging soils and vegetation. This congestion and inadequate parking also frustrates our visitors. There is a need to develop a site plan to help determine specific goals and objectives for the management of visitor use within this area of the park.

Delicate Arch is one of the primary locations in the park visitors want to see when they are in Arches. Daily visitation to Delicate Arch during the peak seasons is approximately 2,000 people and the parking lot is one the smallest of the popular park sites. Current parking capacity of 73 parking spaces is not sufficient for today’s visitation.

For information on the public comment period to address parking congestion at Delicate Arch, visit:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=51385