SALT LAKE CITY — The Windows Section of Arches National Park is closed for up to five weeks as crews reconstruct the park’s entire 23-mile road system.
The road will be closed at the intersection of the main park road and the Windows Section road, according to a press statement. The area will be closed to all use. Visitors will not be able to get to Double or Turret arches nor to the North or South windows.
Construction work is scheduled to begin on the Balanced Rock parking lot in early August, but the exact date has not yet been determined. A partial or full closure of the area may be necessary to ensure visitor and worker safety.
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Visitors to the park must arrive at the park before 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Those 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 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.
The park’s visitor center is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and park rangers are presenting nightly evening programs there at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
However, the park will be open with no road construction work over the Labor Day holiday from 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, and the Utah Education Association break from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.