• Red cliffs descend into the water of Bighorn Canyon

    Bighorn Canyon

    National Recreation Area MT,WY

Fees & Reservations


Iron Rangers have been placed around the park so visitors can easily pay Bighorn Canyon Daily entrance fees or campground fees. 



Vehicle Entrance Fees

Entrance Fees into Bighorn Canyon are $5.00 per day. An annual Pass specific to Bighorn Canyon can be purchased for $30.00, good for one year from the month of purchase. In an effort to make it easier to purchase these passes, Bighorn Canyon is now working with Pay.gov. This is a secure site that can be accessed with your phone, computer or tablet.

$ 5.00 - Day To purchase a Day Pass using pay.gov

$30.00 - Annual To purchase a Bighorn Canyon Annual pass using pay.gov
** You should receive your Annual Pass card in the mail within 15 days of purchase.


Free days for 2015: January 19 (ML King, Jr. day), February 14-16 (President's Day Weekend), April 18-19 (National Parks Week), August 25 (National Park Service Birthday), September 26 (Public Lands Day), November 11 (Veterans' Day)

Commercial Tours

1 - 6 passenger $ 25.00

7 - 25 passenger $ 40.00

26 + passenger $100.00

"Iron Ranger" boxes, are located at the south and north entrances to Bighorn Canyon. You may only purchase a daily pass there. You can purchase a Bighorn Canyon Annual Pass at the visitor center in Lovell, WY, or the Afterbay Contact Station near Ft. Smith, MT. Passes may be purchased at the Yellowtail Dam Visitor Center in the summer. Passes should be displayed on the driver's side dash while parked at Bighorn Canyon. Active duty military personnel may receive a free annual military pass at the aforementioned locations by showing their active duty military ID.

Pay.gov can be accessed at the entrances of the park at the locations of the old automated system.

FY14 Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass


Interagency Annual Pass
The $80 Interagency Annual Pass provides entrance or access to pass holder and accompanying passengers in a single, private non-commercial vehicle at most federal recreation sites across the country. Pass is valid for 12 months from date of purchase. The pass is not valid for Expanded Amenity fees such as camping or parking at Mt Rushmore.

Senior Pass Front

Interagency Senior Pass


Interagency Senior Pass
The $10 Interagency Senior Pass (62 and older) is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Pass is available to purchase in-person only and with appropriate documentation.

Access Pass Front

Interagency Access Pass


Interagency Access Pass
Free lifetime pass available to citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who have been determined to be blind or permanently disabled. Pass is available only in-person and with appropriate documentation.


Important Information for Pass Holders
The above passes replace the Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass. These passes will remain valid until they expire or are lost or stolen.
As of spring 2012, active duty military service members can obtain a free pass that is good for a year. Please show your active duty ID card to obtain the pass for all of the National Park Service sites.
The above passes can be obtained at the Cal S. Taggart Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center in Lovell, Wyoming, the Headquarters office in Fort Smith, Montana, and the Afterbay Contact Station.During the summer months, pay at the Crooked Creek Contact Station. Cash, checks or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. Also go online at: http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

For more information, please contact the fee coordinator at 406-666-3321.


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