Commercial Use Authorizations
Want to provide a service to visitors at Grand Canyon National Park? Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) are required for all commercial visitor services provided by a company or organization not based in the park. To apply for a CUA:
Submit a complete application packet to Commercial Services every year at least 4 weeks before departure. A CUA is only valid from the date of finalization to the end of the calendar year (December 31st).
A complete application packet includes:
2017 CUA APPLICATION FEES:
The CUA application fees are determined by cost analysis in compliance with the 2005 Interim Guidelines for CUAs. This guidance authorizes the National Park Service to recover, at a minimum, associated management and administrative costs associated with CUAs.
Submitting your CUA application packet:Email submission is preferred: e-mail us
You may also mail the complete application packet to:
Questions for Commercial Services? e-mail us or call 928-638-7707 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Arizona Time (AZT) (no Daylight Savings Time), Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.
Entrance fees for commercial vehicles are based on seating capacity:
This includes the Grand Canyon Annual Pass and all of the passes in the America The Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program, also known as Interagency Passes (formerly known as Golden Eagle/Age/Access passes).
By policy, "a vehicle fee is an entrance fee for entry of a single, private, non-commercial vehicle and its passengers." Private vehicles or individuals with entry receipts are non-transferrable to any other entity or organization and may not be used to waive commercial vehicle entrance fees.
As stated on the back of all Interagency Passes: "Admit the pass owner(s) and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas . . ." this is a clear prohibition the use of these passes for commercial entry.
To be consistent with National Park Service policy and the other park units across the service, Grand Canyon National Park will no longer accept these receipts or passes for commercial entry into the park.
Learn more here or contact Park Headquarters at 928-638-7888.
Backcountry Camping Permits
CUA Backcountry Permit Request Form (400kb PDF File)
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