Arches National Park is in the heart of canyon country in southeastern Utah and is considered one of America’s scenic wonders. The park preserves 76,679 acres of high desert on the Colorado Plateau, punctuated by rocky ridges, canyons, fins, towers, monoliths, pinnacles, and more than 2,000 arches. Elevations in the park range from 4,085 to 5,653 feet above sea level.
Arches National Park becomes extremely crowded during the park’s busy season from March through October, with the highest visitation occurring in May, June, and September. Since 2010, more than 1 million visitors have visited the park each year. Timed entry tickets are required from April 1 - October 31, 2023 to enter Arches National Park between 7 AM and 4 PM daily.
In order to enter Arches National Park, visitors will need to pay the park entrance fee. You may purchase a 7-day pass valid only at Arches or an Annual pass valid at Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, or Natural Bridges. If you are visiting other federal recreation areas consider purchasing an Interagency Pass (Annual, Senior, Access, Military, etc.) when you arrive at the park. If you already have one of these passes, you do not need to purchase one of the passes listed above.
If you have a Devils Garden campground permit, backcountry camping permit, Fiery Furnace permit, Special Use Permit, Commercial Use Authorization, or hold a Concessions Contract with the park, you do not need to reserve a Timed Entry Ticket for entry to Arches National Park. Please present your other permit or authorization at the entrance station for verification.
Off-highway vehicles (ATVs, OHVs, UTVs, etc.) are prohibited in Arches National Park.
Stay on trails to protect fragile biological soil crusts and plant and animal habitat, and to reduce your risk of getting lost.
Leave the rocks as you see them. Graffiti (carving, scratching, chalking, or marking on rocks) is illegal and unsightly. Don’t build cairns (small rock piles).
Pets are prohibited on ALL Arches National Park Trails.
If you arrive at the park on a bicycle, you do not need to reserve a Timed Entry Ticket. Bicycles are permitted on all roads that are open to motor vehicles, both paved and dirt unless otherwise posted. There are no designated bicycle lanes along roads. Riding off roads or on trails or slick rock is prohibited. Cyclists must comply with all traffic laws and signs, including speed limits.
It is easy to become dehydrated here. Plan on drinking at least one gallon (4 liters) of water per day. Water fountains are available at the Arches Visitor Center and at the Devils Garden trailhead. We recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle to fill up and carrying extra water with you.
Timed Entry Tickets will be available in block releases 3 months in advance at 8 am MT. The first block release will occur on January 10th, 2023 and will include tickets for April 1st through April 30th. Please check the release schedule below for the full release schedule:
Visitors are required to pay the $2.00 reservation fee for each personal vehicle ticket. This applies to all reservations regardless of whether the visitor already possesses a park entrance pass or plans on using an annual or lifetime pass as your entrance fee.
Visitors can modify or cancel their tickets until the start time on the ticket. The $2.00 reservation fee is non-refundable.
P.O. Box 907 Moab UT 84532-0907