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. 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
Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants.
Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.
Admits one individual with no car. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
For Organizations & Businesses
Accredited academic institutions may apply for an Entrance Fee Waiver. National Park Service regulations allow outings conducted for non-commercial educational purposes by schools and other bona fide academic institutions to obtain a waiver of park entrance fees, provided the visit is for educational purposes, and the resources or facilities that the group intends to use support those purposes.More information
A non-commercial organized group is a group traveling together such as scouts, a club, a church, or other organization that has planned its own itinerary. Group members may arrive in vehicles owned by the organization, in privately owned vehicles, or may have hired a commercial driver/vehicle for transportation services only. Fees for these groups vary with the vehicle and group size. See the Exception section for details.
Annual Entrance - Park
Valid for one year through the month of purchase. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments.
2023 Fee-free Days
No entrance pass required on these days:
If you are providing these services, you must have a current, signed commercial use authorization to enter the park.
For more information on commercial use authorizations, permit fees, and commercial entrance fees, visit Do Business with Us.
A non-commercial organized group is a group traveling together such as scouts, a club, a church, or other organization that has organized its own itinerary. Group members may arrive in vehicles owned by the organization or in privately owned vehicles. Groups may also have hired a commercial driver or commercial vehicle for transportation services only.
Non-commercial group fees (per vehicle):
You may use Annual and Lifetime passes. A pass may cover immediate family members or up to four people traveling with the group, depending on the pass.
Accredited academic institutions may apply for an Entrance Fee Waiver.
All individual sites are first-come, first-served; group campsites must be reserved in advance. Read more about camping at Canyonlands.
Timed entry reservations are not required to enter the park. You can make reservations for day-use, overnight, and river permits and for group campsites at The Needles.
Last updated: May 15, 2023