Fees & Passes

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Montezuma Castle Visitor Center

An NPS Photo

 

If you are planning a special event or activity at Montezuma Castle or Montezuma Well, please contact the Chief Ranger for information regarding special use permits.

If you are a school group requesting an educational fee waiver, please see our Fee Waiver page.

Update on fees

Entrance fees at all National Parks have been frozen since 2008. In preparation for the Centennial in 2016, and in order to greet our visitors with the best possible infrastructure, Director Jon Jarvis directed park units to start the public scoping process for fee increases. Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are part of the 131 park units (of over 400 total) that completed the process.

Starting August 4th, 2015, fees will increase at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments to $10/person, good at both monuments - that means only one fee now! An annual pass will be added for $30, also good at both monuments. Montezuma Well will remain free.

The national passes, also mentioned below, will remain at their current rates. Those are: $80 for the Annual Pass; $10 for the lifetime Senior Pass; free lifetime pass for disabled persons; and free annual pass for current military personnel and their dependents.

Fee Free Days in 2015:

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

Montezuma Well

Entrance to Montezuma Well is FREE!

Montezuma Castle Entrance Fees (Current fees)

Adults (16 and over): $5.00 (good for seven days)
Children (under 16): FREE

Entrance fees can be purchased at the Visitor Center.

Passes are available at a discounted rate of $8.00 for both Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments. If you are planning on visiting both parks, you may ask for this discounted pass, or you may use your $5 entrance fee pass from either monument for the $2 discount when you purchase your entrance fee at the second park.

 
Image of annual pass for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments.

Annual pass - Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments

Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot Annual Pass

  • $30 annual pass
  • Good at both Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle monuments
  • Available to everyone; good for card holder plus 3 adults
  • Can be obtained in person at Tuzigoot National Monument (or Montezuma Castle)
  • Non-transferable
 
2015 Annual Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass

Interagency Annual Pass

  • $80 annual pass
  • Available to everyone
  • Can be obtained in person at Montezuma Castle National Monument or online through the USGS
  • Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Annual Pass

 
2015 Annual Military PAss

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Military Annual Pass

Free Annual Pass for Military

  • For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173)
  • Good for the card holder plus three adults
  • Non-transferable

Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for Military

 
Senior Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass

Senior Pass

  • $10 Lifetime pass
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
  • May be obtained in person at Montezuma Castle National Monument or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass

 
Access Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass

Access Pass

  • Free
  • For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.
  • May be obtained in person at a Tuzigoot National Monument or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining an Access Pass through the mail is ten dollars ($10) for processing the application (the Pass is free). Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
  • May provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • Generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Access Pass

 
2015 Volunteer Pass

America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Volunteer Pass

Volunteer Pass

  • Free
  • For volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program.
  • Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.
 

For the former pass program passes:

Golden Eagle Passport and National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Hologram
These passes have been discontinued and replaced by the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass– Annual Pass.

Golden Age Passport
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

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.

Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) may be found at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html


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