Arches National Park fills to capacity each day after ending timed entry tickets
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK — Arches National Park has been reaching full capacity daily since they ended their timed entry system, with people waiting up to five hours to get into the park.
According to its website, the park discontinued its practice of giving out timed entry tickets, instead allowing guests in on a first come, first serve basis.
📢 FYI! Starting tomorrow, 10/4/22, you no longer need a Timed Entry Ticket to enter Arches. Expect long waits, crowded parking lots, trails, & temporary entrance delays.
— Arches National Park (@ArchesNPS) October 3, 2022
Arches website states, “Parking lots at trailheads may fill before 9 am, causing the park to temporarily restrict access until congestion lessens. Periods of restricted access can last 3-5 hours.”
The earliest the park has reached full capacity since they changed the process of entry was 8:25 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8:25 a.m. The park allowed more visitors into the park around 12:30 p.m. when parking congestion had lessened.
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🚗The park is busy. Pack your patience. Plan around the crowds: https://t.co/SzMnl6yTEX
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— Arches National Park (@ArchesNPS) October 4, 2022
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