Fees & Reservations
Welcome to Wupatki National Monument. There are many different reasons to visit Wupatki, from a class trip to a commercial film shoot, to a family picnic on your way to the Grand Canyon. This page will help you figure out the fees and special permissions needed based on your planned activities.Entrance Fees
Fees are charged per person and are good for 7 days at both Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monument.
We honor and issue the Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, and Active Duty Military Pass. For more detailed information about these passes, please click here.
Flagstaff Area National Monuments Pass - $25
Admits pass holder and 3 adults (16 years and older) to all federal recreation lands for 1 year from the month of sale. Senior Pass - $10
For U.S. Citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Admits pass holder and 3 adults (16 years and older) to all federal recreation lands for life.
Access Pass - Free
For U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Admits pass holder and 3 adults (16 years and older) to all federal recreation lands for life.
Annual Pass for U.S. Military - Free
For U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Reserve and National Guard members. For more information click here.
Commercial tour groups are charged based on the size of the vehicle regardless of the number of passengers. Commercial tour fees are valid for the day of sale only at Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon National Monuments.
Qualifying school groups and educational trips may qualify for a fee waiver. Click here for more information.
Special Use Permits
Special use permits are required for all commercial filming, special gatherings such as weddings, and any back country access. Visit our permits page for more information.
Researchers wishing to do work inside the monument will need to go through our online permitting process by clicking here.
Your Fees Benefit the Park
The fees you pay when visiting Wupatki National Monument make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, our parks keep 100% percent of all fees collected and use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect resources. At Wupatki, your fees were used to work on projects like:
Did You Know?
The sites at Wupatki were first described by Lorenzo Sitgreaves during his expedition in 1851. Camping near Wupatki Pueblo, he recorded that the sites must have been the remains of a large town covering 8 or 9 miles, and that the pottery was thickly strewn over the ground.