Fees & Passes

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Free Entrance Days in 2016

The National Park Service offers the following
Entrance Fee Free Days this year:

  • January 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • April 16-24 (National Park Week)
  • August 25 through 28 (National Park Service Birthday)
  • September 24 (National Public Lands Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
Other fees such as reservation, camping, lodging, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
 

Entrance Fees

Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is for seven days
and includes both the North Rim and South Rim.
No refunds are given due to inclement weather.

Grand Canyon National Park Vehicle Permit- $30.00 (U.S. Dollars)
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized groups are not eligible for the vehicle permit.

Grand Canyon National Park Motorcycle Permit- $25.00 (U.S. Dollars)
Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

Grand Canyon National Park Individual Permit - $15.00/person (U.S. Dollars)
Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, Grand Canyon Railway and private rafting trip. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.

Organized Non-commercial Groups > learn more...
Commercial Tour Fees > learn more...

 

Where can I buy a Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Permit ?

NPS North Rim Entrance Station: checks and credit cards.
NPS South Entrance Station: checks, credit cards, and cash.
NPS Desert View Entrance Station: checks, credit cards, and cash

 

Visitors traveling to the South Rim can purchase entrance permits at
park entrance stations - or at the following locations prior to entry:

Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff Visitor Center

1 East Route 66 (928)774-9541
Vehicle ($30.00)
Motorcycle ($25.00)
Individual ($15.00) permits
.
Williams, AZ
Williams Visitor Center

200 West Railroad Ave.
(928) 635-4061
Vehicle ($30.00)
Motorcycle ($25.00)
Individual ($15.00) permits
.
Valle, AZ -
Chevron Travel Stop

Vehicle ($30.00)
Motorcycle ($25.00)
Individual ($15.00) permits.
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Tusayan, AZ
National Geographic Visitor Center (IMAX)
{accepts checks and credit cards}
Vehicle ($30.00)
Motorcycle ($25.00)
Individual ($15.00) permits.

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Tusayan, AZ

(Just south of the South Entrance to the park)

  • Grand Canyon Trading Post
  • R.P.'s Stage Stop
  • Red Feather Lodge
  • Canyon Plaza Resort

Vehicle ($30.00) Permits

 

Additional Fees for Camping

Fees are charged per night. Reservations for camping and lodging are essential. When making reservations, remember to identify the rim you plan on visiting. Campsite reservations fill up fast...

Make reservations as far in advance as you can.
 

Annual Recreational Passes

 
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Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass - Cost $60.

Valid for twelve months from the date of purchase, for unlimited visits to Grand Canyon National Park. It admits the purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the purchaser and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (train, shuttle, bicycle, and foot).

This passport covers entrance fees only and is not refundable and/or transferable. Purchase at the park entrance station.
 

 
Front of 2016 Annual pass shows polar bear mother and cub sitting together on a snow-covered landscape.

America the Beautiful - 2016 Annual Pass - Cost $80.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale.

The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass.

 
4th Grade Pass shows silhouette of 3 kids.
4th Grade Pass

Annual "Every Kid in a Park" 4th Grade Pass - Free
Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid "Every Kid in a Park" paper voucher. The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September through August). Paper vouchers can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and those vouchers may be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at federal recreation sites that charge entrance fees or amenity fees.

 
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2016 Annual Pass for Military - Free

For active duty military personnel and dependents with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173)

Frequently asked questions about the Annual Pass for Military


 
Senior pass features orange flowers
America the Beautiful - Senior Pass - Cost $10
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity.

Replaced: Golden Age Passport - May be exchanged free of charge.
The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.

The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

Frequently asked questions about the Interagency Senior Pass


 
access pass shows walkway through forest

America the Beautiful - Access Pass - Free.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity.

Replaced: Golden Access Passport - May be exchanged free of charge.
Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park.

The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

Frequently asked questions about the Access Pass


 
Front side of 2016 Volunteer Pass show mother polar bear sitting with her cub in a snow-covered landscape.
America the Beautiful - 2016 Volunteer Pass - Free.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

This pass is for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. It provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of award.

The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer.gov
 

What Happened to "Golden" & National Parks Passes ?

The Following National Park Passes Were Replaced during 2007:

Golden Eagle Passport
National Parks Pass
Golden Eagle Hologram
Golden Age Passport
Golden Access Passport

By the America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes

All National Parks Passes, Golden Eagle, Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Access and Golden Age Passports were honored in 2007 according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for the new plastic passes.

The National Park Service is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The pass series, collectively known as the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, is shown below with a brief explanation of each.
The new passes first went on sale January 1, 2007.


 
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Organized Non-Commercial Groups

Organized Non-Commercial Groups include church groups, college/school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc. All holders of ATB Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, Grand Canyon passes and those under 16 years of age will be exempt from payment of fees. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.

Organized Non-Commercial Groups in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 16 or less are charged the $30.00 vehicle permit or a fee of $8.00 per person in vehicles with a manufacture's designed capacity of 16 or greater. Removal of seats from a vehicle does not then qualify for the lower rate. Age and pass exemptions apply. (U.S. Dollars)

The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed the $300 fee per vehicle. (U.S. Dollars)

Organized Non-Commercial Groups are not eligible to purchase Interagency Federal Recreational Lands Passes.

Rev. 7/15/09
 

Grand Canyon National Park Commercial Tour Fees

Based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies that originate outside a 100 mile radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park.Taxis are classified as commercial tours as they do not have regularly scheduled service.

Vehicles with capacity of 1-25: will be charged a Flat Fee of $8.00 per person. Holders of Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon Park Passes, America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, and those age 15 and under will be exempt from payment of fees.

Vehicles with capacity of 26 or greater will be charged a flat fee of $300.00. No Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon Park Passes, or America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, will be accepted and no exemptions for age.

Regional Shuttle Service is defined as service organizations within a 100 mile radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $8.00 per person, regardless of vehicle size. All Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon Park Passes, America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, and those age 15 and under will be exempt from payment of fees.

Local transit is designated as having regularly scheduled transit service originating within a 100 mile radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park. All vehicles will be charged a flat fee of $6.00 per person, regardless of vehicle size. All Golden Eagle, Golden Age, Golden Access, Grand Canyon Park Passes, America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes, and those age 15 and under will be exempt from payment of fees.

No per person fees are charged as long as passengers are traveling with the original commercial vehicle. Tour passengers who re-enter the park by other means are subject to per person fees. Entrance Fees are NOT refundable and/or transferable. The permit is valid for up to 7 days for the same tour group only. A Commercial Use Authorization is required for any commercial tour company, regional shuttle service company, or local transit company that enters the park.

 
Note: As of October 1, 2015, the Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) payment system and checks are no longer accepted for park entrance fees at Grand Canyon National Park for Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) holders.

In an effort to streamline the process for managing entrance fees, the Park is phasing out the PAD payment system and the acceptance of checks. If you are currently using the Commercial Tour Passenger Certification Form (half sheet) for entry into the park, you will no longer be required to submit this form.

Cash, credit card and traveler’s check will be the only approved forms of payment for entrance fees starting October 1, 2015. Card-Not-Present transactions are not permitted, including payment over the phone. Any company arriving at the entrance station without one of the approved forms of payment for entry fees will be denied access to the park.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

(928) 638-7888
This is the main phone number for general park questions.

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