Arches National Park Timed Entry
Provides access for one private vehicle or motorcycle / scooter to access the main Scenic Drive in Arches and all designated parking areas along the route (if spots are available) through the main entrance.
From April 1 through October 31, visitors entering the park in a vehicle will require two things:
1. A timed entry ticket (purchased in advance). Print or save a digital copy of the Timed Entry Ticket with confirmation code and have it available to be scanned at the park entrance station. Timed entry ticket holder must be in the vehicle at time of entry. Photo ID will be required.
2. Park entrance fee paid upon arrival or paid in advance OR a valid annual or lifetime pass (e.g., Annual, Senior, Access, Military, 4th Grade, or Volunteer passes) presented upon arrival. Visitors will have access to the entire park but are not guaranteed parking at a specific lot. Photo ID will be required.
For more information about timed entry, visit the park's Timed Entry Pilot web page .
All visitors who plan to arrive by automobile or motorcycle must have a timed entry reservation for the time they plan to enter between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. See Timed Entry Exceptions below.
You do not need to reserve a Timed Entry Ticket for entry to Arches National Park if: you have a Devils Garden campground permit, backcountry camping permit, Fiery Furnace permit, Special Use Permit, Commercial Use Authorization, hold a Concessions Contract with the park OR if you arrive on foot or on bicycle. Please present your other permit or authorization at the entrance station for verification.
Annual and Lifetime passes are accepted as your park entrance fee, but not as your timed entry reservation. Valid entrance passes accepted are: Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass, Interagency Volunteer Pass, Interagency Military Pass, Interagency 4th Grade Pass, Interagency Golden Age Pass, Interagency Golden Access Pass. Passholders will be required to pay the $2.00 reservation fee and secure a Timed Entry Ticket to enter between 7 AM and 4 PM.
Visitors are allowed to have up to 1 private vehicle reservation per day. Reservations are per vehicle, not per person.
This Timed Entry Ticket is valid for entry only during the one-hour period reserved. You may not enter before your scheduled entry time. Once you have entered the park during your one-hour entry window, you can exit and re-enter the park any time during the remainder of the day. Re-entry on a different day will require an additional reservation for a Timed Entry Ticket.
Tickets cannot be sold, auctioned, or transferred.