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increase in visitors between 2010 and 2021


visitors to the park in 2021


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

Timed entry reservations are required for visiting Arches between 7am-4 pm, April 1 - October 31, 2023

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. The new pilot timed-entry reservation system is helping visitors’ experiences line up with their expectations.


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 1 to October 31, 2023

  • Reservations will be released three months in advance in monthly blocks

  • Reservations are available on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 8am MST on January 10, 2023 at

  • Reservations can also be made by phone. Call 877-444-6777 (TDD): 877-833-6777 ) or 606-515-6777 if calling from abroad

  • Reservations are not required before 7am and after 4pm.

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

  • April reservations (April 1–30) open January 10

  • May reservations (May 1–31) open February 1

  • June reservations (June 1–30) open March 1

  • July reservations (July 1–31) open April 1

  • August reservations (August 1–31) open May 1

  • September reservations (September 1–30) open June 1

  • October reservations (October 1–31) open July 1

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

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