Fees & Passes


In 2015, entrance fees will be waived on:

  • January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
  • February 14-16 (Washington's Birthday weekend)
  • April 18-19 (National Park Week's opening weekend)
  • August 25 (National Park Service's 99th birthday)
  • September 26 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)

All federal lands passes are issued and accepted at Canyonlands. The following passes are also available:

Weekly Passes: Non-transferable and valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase. Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase.

  • Private Vehicle: $10. Valid for 7 days. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants to Canyonlands National Park.

  • Motorcycle: $5. Valid for 7 days. Admits one (1) individual on a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Canyonlands National Park. Any passengers pay the per person fee not to exceed the private vehicle fee of $10.

  • Per Person: $5. Valid for 7 days. Admits one (1) individual with no car to Canyonlands National Park. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Southeast Utah Group Annual Pass: $25. Valid for one year through the month of purchase. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments.

Commercial Tours
Fee depends upon the capacity of the vehicle.
1 to 6 passenger vehicles are charged $25 and $5 per person.
7 to 25 passenger vehicles are charged $40.
26 or more passenger vehicles are charged $100.
Read more about commercial use authorizations.

Accredited educational institutions might qualify for an entrance fee waiver.


At Island in the Sky, individual sites at Willow Flat Campground are $10 per night. In the Needles, individual sites at Squaw Flat Campground are $15 per night. All individual sites are first-come, first-served; group campsites must be reserved in advance.


Reservations are available for backcountry permits, river permits and for group campsites in the Needles.

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