Fees & Passes

Tuzigoot Visitor Center
 

Entrance fees for Tuzigoot are collected inside the park Visitor Center during normal business hours.

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

If you are a school group requesting a fee waiver, please see the 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

Tuzigoot Entrance Fees (current fees)

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

Children (under 16): FREE

Passes are available at a discounted rate of $8.00 for both Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle National Monuments. If you are planning on visiting both parks, you may ask for this discounted pass or you may use one of the $5 entrance fee tickets from either park for a discount at the second monument you visit. There is no entrance fee for visiting Montezuma Well.

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.

 
Image of the annual pass for Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot

Annual Pass - Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments

Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle 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 Image

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 Tuzigoot National Monument or online through the USGS
  • Non-transferable
  • Good at all National Park sites across the country

Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Annual Pass

 
2015 Annual Military Pass Image

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)
  • Covers the card holder plus three other adults.
  • Non-transferable
  • Good at all National Park sites across the country
Frequently Asked Questions about the Annual Pass for Military
 
Interagency 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 Tuzigoot 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

 
Interagency 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 System:

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


 
4th_Grade_Pass

Annual Pass - 4th Grade

Annual 4th Grade Pass

  • Available starting September 2015 (see the Every Kid in a Park website for details)
  • Covers the fourth grader (card holder) and three adults
  • Good from September to August (the school year plus following summer)
  • Non-transferable
  • Good at every NPS unit across the country


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