Fees & Passes

 
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Free Entrance Days in 2018

The National Park Service offered the following Entrance Fee Free Days in 2018:

  • Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 21: First Day of National Park Week
  • Saturday, September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • Sunday, 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.
(Prices include increases that went into effect on June 1, 2018) No refunds are given due to inclement weather.
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  • Grand Canyon National Park Vehicle Permit - $35 (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 - $30 (U.S. Dollars)
    Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).
  • Grand Canyon National Park Individual Permit - $20/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...
 
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Buy Your Park Pass Online

You can buy your Grand Canyon entrance pass online at

Your Pass Now

Private Vehicle ($35 valid for 7 days)
Motorcycle ($30 valid for 7 days)
Individual (bicyclist, hiker, pedestrian) ($20 valid for 7 days)
Annual - Grand Canyon Only ($70)

 

Where in the park can I buy an Entrance Pass?

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 ($35)
Motorcycle ($30)
Individual ($20) permits
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Williams, AZ
Williams Visitor Center

200 West Railroad Ave.
(928) 635-4061
Vehicle ($35)
Motorcycle ($30)
Individual ($20) permits
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Valle, AZ -
Chevron Travel Stop

Vehicle ($35)
Motorcycle ($30)
Individual ($20) permits.
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Tusayan, AZ
National Geographic Visitor Center (IMAX)
{accepts checks and credit cards}
Vehicle ($35)
Motorcycle ($30)
Individual ($20) permits.
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Tusayan, AZ

(Just south of the South Entrance to the park)
  • Grand Canyin Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau (928) 638-2901
  • Grand Canyon Trading Post
  • R.P.'s Stage Stop
  • Red Feather Lodge
  • Canyon Plaza Resort
Vehicle ($35) Permits

There are 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 Passes

 
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Grand Canyon National Park - 2018 Annual Pass

Cost $70 (U.S. Dollars)
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 one of the park entrance stations, or on Your Pass Now.

 
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America the Beautiful - 2018 Annual Pass

Cost $80 (U.S. Dollars)
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

This pass, available to the general public, 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.

This pass can be obtained in person at the park entrance stations, or by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via Internet at https://store.usgs.gov/pass

This pass admits:

  • Pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas
  • Pass holder + 3 adults (not to exceed 4 adults) at per person fee areas. (children under 16 admitted free)
 
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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.

 
2018 Military annual pass, depicting a frog climbing on vegitation

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

 
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America the Beautiful - Senior Pass

$80 (U.S. Dollars)

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
On Aug. 28, 2017, the cost of a lifetime pass to our national parks for those 62 and older increased from $10 to $80. An annual senior pass is also available for $20. Learn more about the senior passes here.

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.

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 America the Beautiful Senior Pass

 
2018 Access pass depicting an owl flying over a field of grain

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

 
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America the Beautiful - 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
 

 

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. 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.

Multiple Vehicle Tours/Caravan Tour
In multiple vehicle tours each vehicle will be charged the regular, single-vehicle fee ($25 Motorcycles, $30 Vehicle). If one or more group members own an America The Beautiful: Federal Lands Pass, each pass will be accepted for entry of one vehicle in the caravan.

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.

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. 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.
 

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Last updated: June 1, 2018

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Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

Phone:

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