found this alert on the NPS site re. arches....
Starting August 5, 2013, visitors should expect heavy traffic congestion and delays in the Devils Garden area of Arches National Park. To avoid the construction area, visitors can take the following steps:
1.Enjoy the first 16.5 miles (26.5 km) of desert landscape along the scenic drive, and then turn around at Sand Dune Arch parking lot to return to the visitor center.
2.Visit Devils Garden on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. There will not be construction activity on those days.
3.Make alternate plans such as visiting other destination points in the area.
4.Modify your itinerary to visit the park after October.
Was wondering if anyone that has been lately can fill me in on how this is going and if there are long delays. I would really like to do the Devil's Garden hike and some of the other trails from this location.Edited: 9:34 am, September 08, 2013