Editorial: Reservations at Arches NP an idea whose time has come
It is no secret that people are flocking from around the world to experience Utah’s national parks. They hike to breathtaking vistas, contemplate dark, starry night skies and take in awe-inspiring sunsets over the parks’ famous sandstone spires and arches. In 2016, more than 14.4 million people visited national parks in Utah, a 21 percent jump over the last year.
With this popularity comes serious overcrowding, discouraging many enthusiasts from enjoying what they traveled many miles to see. At Arches National Park, those attempting to view the park’s iconic Delicate Arch are met with overflowing parking lots and throngs of people.