• View from the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Jeff Kochevar

    Colorado

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Visitor Center is OPEN 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily

    Alcove Nature Trail CLOSED for reconstruction until further notice.

Federal Lands Passes

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Colorado National Monument Annual Park Pass - Cost $25:

  • Covers entrance fees for any two passholders and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Colorado National Monument.
  • This pass can be purchased at either entrance to Colorado National Monument. Good for one year from purchase.
  • This pass does not cover camping fees.
  • Non-transferable and non-refundable.

 
Interagency Pass 2013

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass - Cost $80:

  • This pass is available to the general public and provides access to and use of federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale.
  • The pass admits the passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder plus 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free)
  • The pass can be obtained 3 ways: in person at Colorado National Monument, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.
 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass - Cost $10:

  • This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older.
  • The pass provides access to and use of federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity.
  • The pass admits the passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder plus 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).
  • The pass can be obtained in person at the park or via the internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.
  • The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • In some cases where expanded amenity fees are charged, only the passholder will be given the 50 percent price reduction.
  • The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass - Free:

  • This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a state agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.
  • The pass provides access to and use of federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity.
  • The pass admits the passholder(s) and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder plus 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).
  • The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.
  • The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some expanded amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • In some cases where expanded amenity fees are charged, only the passholder will be given the 50 percent price reduction.
  • The pass is non-transferable and generally does not cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
 
2012 Military Pass
America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass for Active Duty Military and their Dependents - Free:
  • Available to active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173)
  • Obtained in person at Federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.
  • Covers entrance to Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service sites that charge Entrance Fees, and Standard Amenity Fees at Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation sites.
  • Admits the pass owners and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to additional 3 adults at sites that charge per person.
  • Non-transferable
 
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Volunteer Pass - Free:

  • This pass is for volunteers acquiring 500 service hours on a cumulative basis.
  • It provides access to and use of federal recreation sites that charge an entrance or standard amenity fee for a year, beginning from the date of award.
  • The pass admits the passholder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and passholder plus 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).
  • Contact the park VIP coordinator at 970-858-3617 x343 to learn about volunteer opportunities in Colorado National Monument.

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. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.

National Parks Pass Starting January 1st, 2007, these passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport Starting January 1st, 2007, this pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Senior Pass.

Golden Access Passport This pass has been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass - Access Pass.

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