Fees & Passes

***PLEASE NOTE: Only credit cards are accepted for entrance fees and passes.

Daily Fee: $10 per adult (age 16 years or older). Admission is good for 7 days. Anyone under the age of 16 years is free. Fee covers entrance to all areas of the Monument including visitor center exhibits/film, outdoor exhibit area, self guided trails, hiking trails, picnic areas, Hornbek Homestead, and ranger programs.

Florissant Fossil Beds Annual Pass: $35. Good for one year.Covers all entrance fees for card-holder and up to 3 other adults in your party. Accepted only at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

Fee Waivers for Education Groups

Groups may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver. To meet these requirements your group must be a tax-exempt group that is coming to the Monument for educational or scientific purposes. Educational institutions must be accredited or otherwise recognized as a bona fideeducational institution. The visit must support specific, for-credit curriculum as its purpose. The park resources and facilities must be related to the educational purpose of the visit.

Fee Free Days

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Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people.

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Come experience the national parks! On six days in 2021, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2021:

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America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes

The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series includes different options of interagency passes that provide access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas across the United States.

Passes cover:

  • entrance fees at National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife sites
  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, and US Army Corps of Engineers sites

In general, passes cover the above types of fees for everyone in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free. Two lifetime passes (Senior and Access) provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites. Always check with individual sites for details.

Interagency passes include:

  • Annual Pass: $80
  • Annual Military Pass: Free*
  • Annual Fourth Grade Pass for US students in fourth grade: Free
  • Annual Senior Pass: $20
  • Lifetime Senior Pass: $80
  • Lifetime Access Pass: Free
  • Annual Volunteer Pass: Free (250 hours of volunteer service at any of the six participating federal agencies is required)

*A new program that provides free access for US military veterans and Gold Star Family members took effect in fall 2020 as a way to thank them for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters. Find detailed information about who qualifies, acceptable forms of identification, and how to download a Gold Star Family voucher.

Free Entrance for U.S. Armed Service Veterans and Gold Star Families (Dependents)

Effective Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day) and every day onward, all U.S. armed service veterans and Gold Star dependents shall be granted free entrance to all Department of the Interior managed lands and waters. A visitor may prove their status as a veteran or a gold star dependent by presenting one of the following:

  • Department of Defense Identification Card;
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC);
  • Veteran ID Card; or
  • Veteran’s designation on a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.

Last updated: October 20, 2021

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P.O. Box 185
Florissant , CO 80816


719 748-3253

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