To Improve Visitor Experience, Utah's Arches National Park Introduces Timed-Entry Program
By: Moab Adventure Center
Experts predict this change will help relieve overcrowding and deliver an improved park experience for visitors. It will also create new challenges for travelers who now need to plan further ahead to be assured entry on the day and time of their choice.
Arches is one of the most popular National Parks in North America. Visitation grew to new heights in the 2021 season, the busiest year on record. Many people had to wait hours in line before being admitted. Others were turned away altogether.
One option for securing a visit to Arches involves making advance reservations through Recreation.gov (https://www.recreation.gov/)
The new timed-entry program will run from April 3 to Oct. 3, 2022. There will also be small numbers of last-minute tickets made available every day for the following day, since not everyone is able to plan their visit so far ahead.
Another good strategy is to leave the car behind and arrange to visit the park under the guidance of a professional tour operator. Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/
The park will continue to accommodate travelers (even that same day) who book a guided tour through Moab Adventure Center. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/
"If tourists miss getting a reservation or something unexpected comes up, Moab Adventure Center will always be able to get them in as long as we have a scheduled tour operating. We are not required to participate in the reservation process and are not limited by the restrictions placed on the public," Wright added.
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