Reservations for April 1 through October 31, 2023 will be available online starting January 10.
Based on feedback received from the public, stakeholders, and local community members, visitors to Arches in 2023 will have additional flexibilities to enter the park, including the ability to purchase entrance fees or annual passes in advance and to access the park without a reservation during extended hours.
“During the 2022 pilot at Arches, timed entry tickets helped pace visitation into the park, lessen congestion, and enhance visitor experiences. This year, Arches will use another timed entry pilot to test operational improvements, which should provide more opportunities for access while protecting Arches’ extraordinary landscape,” said Arches National Park Superintendent Patricia Trap.
From April 1 to October 31, 2023, visitors will need to secure a timed entry reservation in advance to enter the park between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visitors can book reservations on a first come first-served basis on Recreation.gov beginning at 8 a.m. MST on January 10, 2023. Reservations will be released three months in advance in monthly blocks. For example, on January 10, reservations will open for April 1 through April 30. On February 1, reservations will open for the month of May and any remaining reservations that have not been booked for April. Additional months will continue the same pattern according to the following schedule:
• 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.
Read the entire press release about the 2023 Timed Entry program at Arches here.