Arch Rock Entrance

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Arch Rock Entrance

Quick Facts

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Welcome to Yosemite National Park! Prepare to let your curiosity guide you to new places. Pick up a map and brochure as you enter the park.

A unique natural feature welcomes visitors to the park, via the Arch Rock entrance. Two house-sized boulders, situated on either side of the inbound road, form an archway for visitors to pass through. It's a truly exceptional experience upon first entering Yosemite National Park.

The park entrance fee can be paid upon arrival. Park passes can be purchased here, and park brochures may be available.

Entrance Fees

(valid for seven days with receipt)

  • Private vehicle: $35 (no per-person fee)
  • Motorcycle: $30 (no per-person fee)
  • Individual (walk-in, bicycle, horse, in a bus): $20 per person, aged 16 or older


  • Yosemite Pass: $70
    Valid for one year in Yosemite.
  • Interagency Annual Pass: $80
    Valid for one year at all federal recreation sites.
  • Interagency Senior Pass: $80
    (Lifetime) For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over.
  • Interagency Annual Senior Pass: $20
    For U.S. citizens or permanent residents 62 and over.
  • Interagency Access Pass (Free)
    (Lifetime) For permanently disabled U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Interagency Military Pass (Free)
    (Annual) For active duty U.S. military and dependents.
  • Interagency 4th Grade Pass (Free)
    (Annual) For fourth graders and their families. Must present paper voucher. For paper voucher and more information visit

See website for more details.


Yosemite National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year (conditions permitting).

Getting Here

Located on El Portal Road (Highway 140), about 32 miles from the nearest town of Mariposa.

Traffic Warnings

From spring through fall, you are likely to experience congestion in Yosemite Valley and at park entrances. Be prepared for delays, especially in afternoons and on weekends. Plan accordingly and use restrooms when available. It is best to arrive early in the morning or in the late afternoon to find parking and avoid traffic delays.


Request a park accessibility guide to the park. This area also features two accessible picnic tables with extended tops, and accessible restrooms.

Yosemite National Park

Last updated: January 11, 2024