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.

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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