Fees & Passes


Park Entrance Fees

Park entrance fees are collected at the visitor center. We strongly encourage payment by credit card for entrance fees. Valid America the Beautiful Interagency passes or park-specific passes are also accepted. Camping fees are separate from park entrance fees.


Private Vehicle - $20.00

Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and its occupants.

Motorcycle - $15.00

Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

Per Person - $10.00

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


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.


2023 Fee Free Days

National parks across the country will waive park entrance fees on these dates in 2023. Mark your calendars for these fee-free days:




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
  • Still photography instruction

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.

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Cortez, CO 81321


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