Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Chiricahua National Monument.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Campground Fees

Individual campsite fees are $20 per night or $10 for holders of a Interagency Senior or Access Pass. The sites are available by online reservations through www.recreation.gov by searching Chiricahua National Monument. The busiest times are spring and fall when the campground is typically full every night. Find out more about Bonita Canyon Campground.

Group site fees are $3 per person, per night. The site will accommodate 8-24 people in tents only.

Are you a commercial photographer or videographer? Do you have a group larger than 15 people visiting the park? Would you like to have your wedding at the monument? See our Permits & Reservations page to access information regarding Special Use Permits for Chiricahua National Monument.


Annual Recreation Passes

Access, Military & Every Kid Outdoors (4th Grade) Passes available at Chiricahua NM Visitor Center

Annual Pass and Senior Pass are not available for purchase at Chiricahua National Monument.

Interagency Senior and Access Pass holders may still use passes for discounted campground fees.

To purchase Senior Pass or an Annual Pass online visit: https://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html

America the Beautiful - the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass: a pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).

The following passes are available at Chiricahua National Monument:


Access Pass

Cost: Free lifetime pass
Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.
How to get: Additional Information:
  • Find detailed information about this pass on the USGS Store's Access Pass and Frequently Asked Questions webpages.
  • Find Frequently Asked Questions about this and other interagency passes on the USGS Store's website.
  • The Access Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services.
  • The Access Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
  • Golden Access Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes are still honored according to the provisions of the pass. Passes may not be purchased as gifts since eligible recipient must show proof of eligibility.
  • Passes may not be purchased as gifts since eligible recipient must present proof of eligibility.

Military Lifetime Pass

Cost: Free
Available for:
  • Gold Star Families with a valid Gold Star Family Voucher
  • US military veterans with a valid, veteran ID
How to get: Additional Information:

Military Annual Pass

Cost: Free
Available for:
  • Current US military members and their dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force, as well as Reserve and National Guard members. Please check photo ID requirements before arriving.
How to get: Additional Information:

4th Grade Pass

Cost: Free pass valid for the duration of the 4th grader's school year though the following summer (September-August)
Available for: US 4th graders, including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age, with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher
How to get:
  • Step 1: Get a paper voucher by visiting the Every Kid Outdoors website and following the instructions.
  • Step 2: Exchange a printed voucher for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees (day use fee). Find a location to pick up this pass at a federal recreation site.
  • NOTE: Digital versions of the paper voucher, such as on smart phones or tablets, are not accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.
Additional Information:
Share the Experience 2014

Chiricahua National Monument is a scenic wonder and beauty. Do you think you can capture that postcard shot to share with the nation?

Submit your photo at, http://www.sharetheexperience.org/, for the chance to be featured on the Annual Federal Recreation Passes and for the chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes. Think you can bring Chiricahua to the national spotlight? Give it a shot!

Last updated: June 7, 2023

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