Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) permits are required to conduct business at Bandelier National Monument
(Example: Company LMN sells a tour package that includes a 2 hour stop at Bandelier. The group arrives and an LMN staff member (or subcontracted guide) accompanies the clients and provides a guided tour of the Main Loop Trail.)
Applications for 2021 CUA permits are being accepted via email until August 1, 2021.
CUA permits must be obtained prior to commercial groups conducting business at Bandelier. There is a 4-6 week processing period for CUA permit applications. Once completed application packages are received, Bandelier will begin processing the CUA permit.
CUA permit application packages are only accepted electronically via email.
When all application materials have been completed, submit all items via email (in a single file if possible) to:
CUA Permit Coordinator
For more information about Commercial Use Authorization permits in the National Park Service please visit:
Bandelier CUA Permit Application Materials Checklist
Document 1 – 2020 Annual Report : If you held a CUA permit with Bandelier in 2020, the annual permit must be completed and submitted to Bandelier by February 1, 2021. Annual reporting is required even if the CUA was not used and outlined in the CUA permit conditions. Failure to submit an annual report will result in no permit being issued for 2021.
Document 2 – CUA Permit Application & Instructions : This is the application requesting a CUA permit with Bandelier. Carefully read all instructions as incomplete applications will not be processed. Pay special attention to:
Document 3 – CUA Permit : This is the actual CUA Permit. Complete item #2 and sign item #8 as the authorization holder. Once the application has been processed, the permit will be approved and returned to the requestor with an NPS official’s signature authorizing the permit.
No application fee required. In light of ongoing hardships cause by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bandelier is waiving the $100 application fee for 2021 Guided Services CUA permits in support of our commercial tour operator partners.
Questions? Do not hesitate to contact:
Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
505.672.3861, x. 1519
Last updated: December 6, 2020