Fees & Passes


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

Photo by Sally King


  • 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


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.

Tour Groups - Commercial Vehicles

Entrance fees are based on vehicle seating capacity (driver not included) NOT individual passengers.
1 - 6 passenger capacity: $25.00 per vehicle
7 - 15 passenger capacity: $50.00 per vehicle
16 - 25 passenger
capacity: $60.00 per vehicle
26+ passenger
capacity: $150.00 per vehicle
more information for commercial tours...

2014 Annual Pass Front

2014 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.


Non-commercial Organized Groups

Groups and organizations that are non-commercial, and do not qualify for an educational fee waiver (churches, school clubs, scout groups, and other organizations), are charged per person. The fee is $6/person for those aged 16 and over.
Click here for more information.

mule deer buck

Mule Deer Buck

Photo by Sally King

Educational Groups
Free! - Entrance fee waiver available for bona fide educational groups visiting the park as part of their course work; call at least 2 weeks in advance to submit form for fee waiver (505)672-3861 x 412 (or e-mail us). When e-mailing please include the following details about the day of your visit:
-date of visit
-arrival and departure time at the Entrance Station
-number and type of vehicles (car, van, bus) that will be arriving at the Entrance Station
-number of students and adult chaperones
-grade the students are in
-picnic lunch or eating in the Snack Bar

More information for educational groups.

Activity 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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