Fees & Passes

Viewing canyon from an overlook


There is NO FEE to visit Canyon de Chelly National Monument! Feel free to visit the overlooks on your own.

National Parks with an entrance fee will accept the official America the Beautiful pass. National Parks across the country also offer free entrance days during the year.


BACKCOUNTRY PERMITS & COTTONWOOD CAMPGROUND: The Navajo Parks and Recreation Department (NPRD) issues backcountry permits and manages the Cottonwood Campground. The NPRD office at entrance of the campground collects fees for backcountry permits and camping. Call 928-674-2106 for more information.

CANYON TOURS: Local private companies offer canyon tours along the canyon floor by hiking, horseback or vehicle. Tour operators must be contacted directly for rates and reservations. For a current listing of operators, contact the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department at 928-674-2106.

SPECIAL USE PERMITS: Special events such as weddings, large/organized group events, and commercial filming or photography require a Special Use Permit that may include fees, liability insurance, security bond and even compliance clearance. Please contact njmckerry@nps.gov for details.

Last updated: February 14, 2023

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P.O. Box 588
Chinle, AZ 86503


928 674-5500

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