2016 Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) Information
Unclear if you need a Commercial Use Authorization? Basically: If you accept any payment to bring visitors into Bandelier National Monument, you are commercial, whether you are non-profit or for profit.
Commercial services include any or all goods, activities, services, agreements or anything offered to park visitors and/or the general public for recreational purposes which use park resources, (and) is undertaken for or results in compensation, monitory gain, benefit or profit to an individual, organization, or corporation, whether or not such entity is organized for purposes recognized as non-profit under local, state or federal laws.
The 2016 visitor season will soon be upon us, and in preparation for this centennial year we are sending you this reminder that it is time to renew your annual Commercial Use Permit (CUA).
Guided Services CUA's
- There is a new administrative fee ($50) for all guided services CUA's. This is required by law, and Bandelier has made every effort to minimize this fee.
If your company is providing transportation services ONLY to and from the park (i.e., you do not offer guided services to your clients) there is another permitting option for you, it is called a Transportation CUA. A CUA permit is still required (Application downloadable below). The commercial entrance fee charged is in accordance with the standard, flat rate, National Park Service road based tour commercial fee schedule.
The road based Commercial Fee Schedule for Bandelier NM (based on vehicle capacity) is:
o Sedan (1-5 passengers)
o Van (1-15 passengers) $50
o Mini-bus (16-25 passengers) $60
o Motor coach (26+ passengers) $150
For more information, please contact:
Fee Revenue and Business Coordinator
Where to park:
How to pay: