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Plan Your Visit to Arches

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. You will be returning and exiting the park on the same road. Visit our Things to See and Things to Do web pages to discover some of the fantastic sights and activities that can be part of your visit. 

Moon over Balanced Rock NPS photo

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. The visitor center is closed December 25th.

DIRECTIONS 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. Click here 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 here, 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

Arches National Park visitation is high from March through October.
These holidays and weekends are especially busy:
• The weeks surrounding Easter (date varies)
• Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
• Labor Day (first Monday in September)
• Utah Education Association break (in October - date varies)

To avoid lines at the entrance gates and crowding in parking lots, plan on visiting the park before 8:00 am. or after 3:00 pm.

See how busy it is now on the live Arches entrance station webcam.

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

PASSES 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 Annual PassAmerica the Beautiful 
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series
is 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)

Learn more about available passes at:

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