Fees & Passes

Index of Fee and Entrance Pass Information Navigation

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, public health measures are in place, including temporary closures, and modified operations.

Visit this webpage (updated daily) for the current list of what is open and closed, and the hours of operation.

 
Vermilion sunset light on buttes and peaks within Grand Canyon. A number of people are watching the sunset from behind a metal guardrail

Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2022

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2022, 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 2022:

Other fees such as reservation, camping, lodging, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

 

Entrance Fees at Grand Canyon National Park

Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is for seven days and includes both the North Rim and South Rim.
Grand Canyon Annual Passes and America the Beautiful passes are available at all Grand Canyon National Park entrance stations.
No cash is accepted; credit/debit card only. No refunds are given due to inclement weather.

Vehicle Permit

Cost $35 (US Dollars)

Motorcycle Permit

Cost: $30 (US Dollars)

  • Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

Individual Permit

Cost: $20 per person (US Dollars)

  • Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, park shuttle bus, and private rafting trip.
  • Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.
 
Recreation.gov Logo. Abstract image of a compass dial with text reading "BUY YOUR PASS ONLINE; RECREATION.gov", white on green to the right, followed by a canyon view under a cloudy sky.
Purchase a digital pass online before you arrive to the park.

Buy a Digital Entrance Pass Online

Purchase a digital pass in advance of visiting Grand Canyon National Park. You will have immediate access to your digital pass and can download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out before you arrive.

The following digital passes are available on recreation.gov.

  • Private Vehicle ($35 valid for 7 days): admits everyone traveling with you in your personal vehicle.

  • Motorcycle ($30 valid for 7 days): admits motorcyclist and up to one passenger.

  • Individual ($20 valid for 7 days): for bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians.

 

Where to Buy a Pass Outside of the Park


Automated Fee Machines--Credit Card Only
  • Locations
    • Tusayan IMAX
    • Valle Chevron
    • Williams Visitor Center
  • Products
    • $35 vehicle pass
    • $30 motorcycle pass
    • $20 individual pass
    • $80 IA Annual Pass voucher (to be redeemed at any National Park--prefer to redeem at Grand Canyon)
Authorized Third-Party Vendors (Cash or Card)
  • Locations
    • IMAX Visitor Center—$80 Interagency Annual Passes
    • Canyon Plaza Resort—$35 vehicle pass
    • Red Feather Lodge—$35 vehicle pass
    • Pink Jeep Tours (Inside IMAX)—$35 Vehicle pass
    • Westwind Air (Grand Canyon Airport Main Terminal)—$80 Interagency Annual Pass & $35 vehicle pass
 

Where to Buy a Pass Inside the Park

NPS North Rim Entrance Station: CLOSED FOR THE WINTER Reopens May 15, 2022.
NPS South Entrance Station: OPEN
NPS Desert View Entrance Station: OPEN

  • At the Entrance Stations, credit and debit cards, digital passes, and America the Beautiful passes are accepted for entry.
  • Cash is not accepted at entrance gates. Refer to vendors outside of the park for cash purchases.
 

Annual and Lifetime 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 to any federal land that charges and entrance fee/standard ammenity fees.

  • Passes cover fees for everyone in a personal vehicle (non-commercial vehicles, up to a 15-person passenger van), or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children ages 15 or under are admitted free.
  • Annual Passes, Senior Annual Passes, Senior Lifetime Passes, Access Passes, and Military Passes can be aquired in person at all Grand Canyon National Park entrance stations, online from the USGS Store, or over the phone at (888) ASK-USGS. *Note: There is an additional cost of $10 for passes obtained online.
  • 4th Grade Passes can only be acquired in person. Volunteer Passes are awarded by a volunteer coordinator.
  • Senior Lifetime and Access Passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50% discount on expanded amenity fees such as camping, swimming, and interpretive services. In some cases, only the pass holder will be given the 50% price reduction. Always check with individual sites for details.
 
America the Beautiful 2022 Annual pass shows a SUV with a camper mounted to the roof, illuminated by the starry night sky. The word "annual" is in a red diamond on the left.
America the Beautiful 2022 Annual Pass

America the Beautiful - Annual Pass

Cost: $80 (U.S. Dollars)

  • Available to the general public, valid for up to one year from month of sale. Two individuals can sign this pass for use, so long as one individual is present the day of. This pass is non-transferable to other people.
  • *Note: pass must be present in the vehicle for admission; visitors with photos of passes will not be allowed entrance without purchasing another pass.
  • More information on the Annual Pass on the USGS webpage.
 
America the Beautiful 2021 Annual Military Pass shows a hiker silhouetted by a towering misty forest, the word "military" is in a purple diamond on the left.
America the Beautiful 2021 Annual Military Pass

America the Beautiful - Military Annual Pass

Free

  • Available to current US military members and dependents, US military veterans, and Gold Star Family members.
  • Please check requirements before arriving, such as showing a valid Common Access Card (CAC), Military ID (Form 1173), Veteran ID, Veteran Health Identification Card (VHID), Veteran designation on drivers license, or exchanging a Gold Star Voucher.
  • DD-214's will not be accepted.
 
America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass shows a bighorn ram leaping over a fast-running stream, the words "senior lifetime" are in a light grey diamond on the left.
The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass costs $80.

America the Beautiful - Senior Lifetime Pass

Cost: $80 (U.S. Dollars)

  • Available to US citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Valid identification must be shown in order to qualify for this pass. This pass is a lifetime pass; it is non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost.
  • *Note: Pass holder must be present in the vehicle with valid pass for admission. Visitors with photos of passes will not be allowed entrance without purchasing another pass.
  • Golden Age Passports are still valid for entrance. More information at USGS.
 
America the Beautiful 2021 Senior Annual Pass shows a hiker silhouetted by a towering misty forest, the words "senior annual" are in a dark grey diamond on the left.
The America the Beautiful 2021 Annual Senior Pass costs $20.

America the Beautiful - Senior Annual Pass

Cost: $20 (U.S. Dollars)

  • Available to US citizens or permanenet residents age 62 or over. Valid identification must be shown in order to qualify for this pass. This pass is an annual pass for one year from month of purchase; it is non-transferable.
  • *Note: Pass holder must be present in the vehicle with valid pass for admission. Visitors with photos of passes will not be allowed entrance without purchasing another pass.
  • Senior annual passes can be exchanged as credit towards a senior lifetime pass. More information at USGS.
 
America the Beautiful Access Pass depicts an owl flying over a field of grain, the word "access" is in a blue diamond on the left.
America the Beautiful Access Pass

America the Beautiful - Access Pass

Free

  • Available to US citizens or permanenet residents with permanent disabilities. This is a lifetime pass; it is non-transferable. If no documentation is available, a statement of disability must be read for pass to be issued at the entrance gate. There is no age requierment for this pass.
  • *Note: Pass holder must be present in the vehicle with valid pass for admission.
  • More information at USGS.
 
4th Grade, Every Kid Outdoors 2021-2022 pass graphic shows a girl in a green meadow examining something through a large round magnifying glass.
2021-2022 Every Kids Outdoors 4th Grade Pass

Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass

Free

 
America the Beautiful 2021 Annual Volunteer Pass shows a hiker silhouetted by a towering misty forest, the word "volunteer" is in a green diamond on the left.
America the Beautiful 2021 Annual Volunteer Pass

America the Beautiful - Volunteer Pass

Free

  • Available for volunteers acquiring 250 service hours on a cumulative basis. This is an annual pass, valid one year from month of aquisition; it is non-transferable.
  • For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer.gov
  • Volunteer Passes cannot be issued at Grand Canyon National Park entrance gates.
 
Text in black bar: Grand Canyon National Park 2022 Annual Pass. Photo shows a vast landscape with layers of red, green, and tan rocks, and a bright blue sky with wispy white clouds.
Grand Canyon National Park 2022 Annual Pass. Photo/Chelsea Woodward

Grand Canyon National Park - 2021 Annual Pass

Cost: $70 (U.S. Dollars)

  • Available to the general public for purchase for unlimited visits to Grand Canyon National Park only. This is an annual pass, valid one year from month of purchase; it is non-transferable.
  • It admits the pass holder and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the pass holder and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (train, shuttle, bicycle, or foot).
 

Last updated: March 5, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon , AZ 86023

Phone:

928-638-7888

Contact Us

Stay Connected