Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$10.00–$20.00

Entrance fees (or valid park pass) are required to visit beyond the visitor center and/or camp overnight. Entrance fees are good for 7 days from date of purchase.

Entry fee is valid for 7 days and grants entry for driver and passengers in one private vehicle. Does not cover camping costs.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hovenweep Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

Entry fee admits one private, non-commercial motorcycle and its rider(s). Each motorcycle must purchase separate entry fee. Entry fee is valid for 7 days.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hovenweep Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

Admits one individual with no car. This fee type is typically used for bicyclists and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free. Entry fee is valid for 7 days.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hovenweep Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

$55.00
Valid for one year through the month of purchase. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Hovenweep Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 
 

Fees for Organized Groups

Commercial Tours

If you are providing these services, you must have a current, signed commercial use authorization to enter the park.

  • Commercial bus tours
  • Transport (non-tour)

For more information on commercial tours, including the appropriate authorizations and fees for conducting tours in the park, visit our Commercial Use Authorizations page.

Non-commercial Groups

A non-commercial organized group is a group traveling together such as scouts, a club, a church, or other organization that has organized its own itinerary. Group members may arrive in vehicles owned by the organization or in privately owned vehicles. Groups may also have hired a commercial driver or commercial vehicle for transportation services only.

Non-commercial group fees (per vehicle):

  • Vehicle capacity of 15 or less: $20
  • Vehicle capacity of 16-25: $10 per person age 16 and older, not to exceed $40.
  • Vehicle capacity of 25+: $10 per person age 16 and older, not to exceed $100.

You may use valid interagency passes. A pass may cover immediate family members or up to four people traveling with the group, depending on the pass.

Educational Fee Waivers

Qualifying academic institutions may apply for an entrance fee waiver.

 

Camping Fees

Sites at the campground are $20 per night.

Holders of valid federal lands passes such as the Senior Pass or Access Pass pay $10 per night.

Camping fees are payable by cash, check, or credit card.

Last updated: December 13, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

McElmo Route
Cortez, CO 81321

Phone:

970 562-4282 x5

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