Fees & Passes


Wildlife, like this Plumbeous Vireo family, is abundant in the park.

Photo by Sally King


Starting on January 1, 2016, Bandelier National Monument will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. New fees will be:

Vehicle pass (7 days): $20
Individual/bike (7 days): $10
Motorcycle (7 days): $15
Annual entry pass to Bandelier: $40

Camping fees at Bandelier will remain unchanged at $12.00 per night. All interagency passes (Senior, Military, Access, Every Kid In A Park, and Volunteer),will continue to be honored. The cost of Interagency Senior and Interagency Annual Passes remain the same.

2015 Fees

7-Day Automobile/Vehicle Permit

Entrance fee for all persons traveling in a single, private, non-commercial vehicles (car/truck/van/motorcycle). Non-transferable. Both the Senior Pass and National Parks Pass are accepted for entry.

7-Day Single Entry Permit

Per person entrance fee for visitors traveling on foot or bicycle, or for individuals traveling together in a vehicle as a non-commercial, organized group. Non-transferable.

Bandelier National Monument Annual Pass
Valid for one year from month of purchase. Admits purchaser and passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and his/her immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (foot, bicycle). Non transferable, non-refundable and does not cover camping fees.


  • January 19
    Martin Luther King Jr birthday
  • February 14-16
    Presidents Day weekend
  • April 18-19
    opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25
    National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26
    National Public Lands Day
  • November 11
    Veterans Day

Tour Groups - Commercial Vehicles. Click here for more information
Non-commercial groups. Click here for more information
School or Educational groups. Click here for more information


2016 Interagency Pass

NPS Photo

America the Beautiful Pass Series
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes was replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. For more information click here.

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

Camping Fees

Juniper Campground
$12 per night, per campsite Fee is $6 for holders of Golden Age or Golden Access Passes. The campground is self-registration; reservations are not available, but there are almost always spaces available. More information on Juniper Campground.

Ponderosa Group Campground
$35 per night - Ponderosa Campground is available for groups (minimum 10, maximum 50 people per site). Reservations are required (www.recreation.gov) for the two sites; flat fee $35 per site per night. More information on Ponderosa Campground.

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