A Message from the Directors
Tourism Industry Partners,
Arches National Park has announced that it is piloting a timed entry system from April 3 to October 3, 2022. The goal is to distribute, not reduce, visitation to the park and improve the overall visitor experience, while addressing industry priorities. Various agencies throughout the state, including the Moab Area Travel Council, the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office, the Utah Tourism Industry Association and the Utah Office of Tourism have provided feedback to the National Park Service to maximize potential success.
Superintendent Patty Trap and her staff at the Southeast Utah Group National Park Service have been responsive to industry recommendations and have committed to adjusting the pilot project as necessary. This initiative is uniquely suited to Arches National Park, not a formula for other parks. It is one part of the visitor use management initiatives that are necessary to improve the visitor experience at Arches. We will continue to advocate for multiple solutions. We encourage all industry partners -- federal, state, local, and private -- to remain engaged in these discussions to advance collaborative solutions.