Fall Break: Arches National Park Reaches Capacity
MOAB, Utah – In the midst of fall break, families across Utah — and the nation — were making their way to a variety of destinations.
High on many people’s lists are, as always, Utah’s Mighty Five national parks. One of the parks got a little too popular Friday, though, and had to start turning visitors away.
Arches National Park tweeted a photo of the line outside the park, writing that officials would be delaying entries into the park for a minimum of three hours.
“Arches National Park is currently full,” the tweet reads.
Arches National Park is currently full. We are delaying entries to the park for a minimum of three hours. Vehicles attempting to enter the park will have to come back at another time. Try visiting later in the afternoon or explore other nearby attractions. https://t.co/SUirqi94Pd pic.twitter.com/KL0EcniR9s
— Arches National Park (@ArchesNPS) October 18, 2019
The post urged visitors to try back later in the afternoon, or explore nearby attractions. The tweet included a handy link with suggestions including Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Independence Monument.
Canyonlands National Park on its Twitter page reminded travelers to be patient during what is one of the busiest weekends of the year for national parks.
Zion National Park tweeted on Thursday that “Zion is busy!” and included a tip sheet for traffic and travel.