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Arches National Park

Visiting Arches National Park

Plan on spending at least a few hours in Arches, exploring the paved, 18-mile (29 km) scenic drive and several of the viewpoints and short trails. If time permits, longer hikes lead to many spectacular rock formations.

From April 1 to October 31, 2023, Arches has a timed entry system. You will need a timed entry ticket in order to enter the park during these dates. You can reserve your ticket here.

You will be returning and exiting the park on the same road. Visit our Things to See and Do page to discover some of the fantastic sights and activities that can be part of your visit. You can also camp at The Devils Garden Campground, just 18 miles from the park entrance. This is a beautiful campground where sites are nestled among slickrock outcroppings.

Arches National Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round.

Note: the entrance road can sometimes close in winter for short periods after winter storms.

Visitor Center Hours

Arches Visitor Center is open daily. Hours vary by season.

Check the park’s Operating Hours & Seasons page at for current information.

The visitor center is closed December 25th.


Arches National Park is located in Southeastern Utah, 5 miles (8 km) north of the city of Moab on U.S. Highway 191.

If you are coming from the north, take I-70 (exit 182) and drive south on US 191 for 22 miles (35.4 km) to the park entrance. 

Visit the Directions page on for more detailed directions.

Park Map

The official park map shows all the roads and trails in Arches National Park. You will receive a copy when entering the park (if the fee booth is open). The map can also be downloaded from, or you can purchase a copy of the park brochure that includes the map at the Arches Visitor Center, the Moab Information Center, or from CNHA’s web store.

Timed Entry

From April 1, 2023, through October 31, 2023, visitors are required to have a timed entry ticket to enter the park. Ticketed entry will run from 7am-4pm daily.

Reservations will be available online through or by:

  • using the mobile app (iOS/Android)
  • calling the Reservation Line: 877-444-6777
  • Reservation International Line: 606-515-6777
  • Reservation Line (TDD): 877-833-6777

Reservations will not be available at park entrance stations or park offices. 


Entrance Fees

Fees can be paid at the park entrance station or online at Admission to Arches National Park is good for seven days.

  • Private Vehicle Fee – $30.00
    (15 passengers max)
  • Motorcycle Fee – $25.00
  • Per Person (bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians) – $15.00
    Youth 15 and under are admitted free.



You can purchase passes at park entrance stations or visitor centers.

Southeast Utah Parks Pass

Annual – $55.00
Valid for one year through the month of purchase to Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Natural Bridges national monument. Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle or the pass holder and three persons (16 years and older) when per-person fees are charged.

America the Beautiful
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series

Your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.

These passes cover:

  • Entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges
  • Standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Annual Pass – $80
  • Current U.S. Military Annual Pass – Free
  • 4th Grade Pass for U.S. students in the 4th grade – Free
  • Senior Pass – $80 (lifetime), $20 (annual)

Your purchases and donations support education and research on the public lands of Southeastern Utah!

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