If you want to visit Arches National Park this year then you better make sure you have a reservation. With over 2,000 natural arches, pillars, and balancing rocks. It’s no wonder why Arches National park has become one of the most popular in the country. Located just outside Moab Utah, the park has seen an incredible influx of visitors since the beginning of the pandemic. And has officially announced changes to how visitors will enter.
So, starting in April 2022 the Arches will introduce the long awaited reservation system that will require visitors to reserve their time three months in advance. So if you want to go in April you need to be getting your reservations in January!
Below is everything we know about the Arches entry system.
Arches National Park – Timed Entry System
Link: Recreation.gov Arches Entry
Cost: $2 Non-Refundable Reservation Fee
Dates: April 3, 2022 – October 3, 2022
*Reservations open for the month, 3 months before.
Entry Hours for Reservations: 6am – 5pm
Must Have: Timed Entry Ticket, *Photo ID, and Park Entrance Fee
*Ticket reservation holders must be in vehicle and have Photo ID
Park Entrance Fee: *$30 Per vehicle, 15 passenger or less
* You can use national passes, military etc Here is the complete Arches entry price list.
Tips for Visiting Arches:
Reservations become available 3 months before date. Make sure you are watching if you need a specific date and time.
Each day is broken down into hour reservations. 6am-7am, 7am-8am,… and so on. With each time slot having 122 total spots available.
The system took over 7,000 reservations in the first 2 weeks. But even with that, only a few time slots were full per day when I checked.
They will save 28 last minute passes that will be available for each time slot, the day before.
There is no required reservation before 6am and after 5pm. So get there early or late!