Fees & Passes

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.

Entrance Fees

Per Person - Adults (age 16 and older): $10.00

Children (age 15 and under): Free

All park visitors are required to pay an entrance fee or have a valid federal recreation pass to recreate in the park, including walking on the trails.

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.

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 4th Grade Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass.

Please see Park Annual and Federal Lands Passes, if you would like to use or obtain an America the Beautiful pass.

Fourth grade students are eligible for the Every Kid Outdoors Pass.

For information on Academic Fee Waivers, which are also now accepted by the park, contact Alicia Lafever at e-mail us.


2023 Fee Free Days

To encourage visitors to explore America's natural beauty, rich history and culture, the Secretary of the Interior announces Fee Free Days each year. Entry fees into national park sites will be waived on the following dates in 2023:

Last updated: December 30, 2022

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