Overview of entrance requirements
All visitors MUST have
The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States. Passes cover entrance fees at lands managed by the National Park Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service and also standard amenity fees (day use fees) at lands managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
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Standard Entrance Pass
Per Person - Adults (age 16 and older): $10.00. Children (age 15 and under): Free. Entrance fees can be paid to a ranger at the entrance of the fort or at the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) park store in the back of the fort. The National Park Service accepts credit card for fee payments. WNPA accepts all forms of tender. Permits are good for seven consecutive days. Fees apply to those 16 years old and older. America the Beautiful passes are honored. The park issues the America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass, Bent's Old Fort Annual Pass, Annual and Lifetime Senior Passes, Military Pass, Access Pass, and fourth Grade Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass.
For Organizations & Businesses
Applications for fee waivers must be received two weeks prior to your anticipated trip. Those organized, educational groups of children who are less than 16 years of age with less than 75 students and no more than 10 adult teachers and chaperones must call to schedule a field trip to the park at least two weeks in advance of their visit in order to enter the park free of charge without a fee waiver.More information
Annual Entrance - Park
Bent's Old Fort Annual Park Pass - Cost $35. Covers entrance fees for passholder plus three adults at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. This pass can be purchased at the entrance inside the fort and at the Western National Parks Association park store in the back of the fort. Good for one year from purchase. Non-transferable and non-refundable.
In-person Purchase Locations
2024 Fee-free Days
No entrance pass required on these days:
The fees you pay when visiting Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site are important! Under the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, national parks use the fees collected to fund critical projects that improve visitor services and protect natural and cultural resources.
Last updated: June 14, 2023