By the Numbers

78%

increase in visitors between 2010 and 2021

1.8m

visitors to the park in 2021

9:18am

the time the park had to close the gates to the public after reaching capacity in October 2020

Arches has a timed-entry reservation system from April 3 to October 3, 2022

Arches National Park is a geological marvel that holds the world’s largest concentration of natural sandstone arches and has many spectacular viewpoints and hiking trails. However, prior to the implementation of a pilot timed-entry reservation system, the number of visitors quickly filled up parking lots at the most popular destinations, leading staff to close the gates to the public and display a sign asking visitors to come back in 3-5 hours.

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Arches National Park

With more than 2,000 natural stone arches, this landmark park offers more of these distinctive rock formations than anywhere else in the world. Wind and water, extreme temperatures, and a…

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Know Before You Go

  • Arches has a timed-entry reservation system from April 3 to October 3, 2022

  • Tickets are available at recreation.gov

  • Reservations can also be made by phone. Call 877-444-6777 (TDD): 877-833-6777 )

  • Call 606-515-6777 if calling from abroad

  • The tickets for an entire month are made available three months before on a first-come-first-served basis

  • Reservations in August are made available on May 1

  • Reservations in September are made available on June 1

  • Reservations in October are made available on July 1

  • No reservation is required before 6am or after 5pm

  • A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase one day prior to entry at 6pm MDT through recreation.gov. Note that these often sell out quickly.

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