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Electronic Passes Available Through Recreation.gov

Purchase digital park entrance passes on recreation.gov at no additional cost. Once purchased, passes for Mesa Verde National Park must be printed or saved on your mobile device prior to use. Connectivity is limited or non-existent in the park, therefore printing the permit or saving it on your phone (so you can access it even if there is no wi-fi or cell service) is highly recommended.

If you wish to purchase an America the Beautiful, National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Passes, such as the Annual, Access, or Senior pass, please inquire at the park's entrance station upon arrival.

The following digital park entrance passes are available on recreation.gov:

  • Private Vehicle (valid for seven days)
  • Motorcycle (valid for seven days)
  • Mesa Verde Annual Pass ($55 valid for one year from month of purchase)
 
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Entrance Fees - Private Vehicles

Please note: Only credit cards will be accepted at this time (no cash or checks).

Park Entrance Fee for Vehicles
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $20.00
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $30.00

Details: The fee is good for entrance to Mesa Verde National Park for up to 7 days.


Park Entrance Fee for Motorcycles
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $15.00
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $25.00


Details: The fee is good for entrance to Mesa Verde National Park for up to 7 days.


Park Entrance Fee for Each Bicyclist and Individual on Non-Commercial Buses
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $10.00 per person
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $15.00 per person


Details: The fee is good for entrance to Mesa Verde National Park for up to 7 days.

Mesa Verde Annual Pass

Fee: $55.00
Details: Fee good for a year, beginning from the date of sale.

America the Beautiful Series Passes

Fee: Varies
Details: The Annual, Military, Senior, and Access passes can be purchased in the park or online. For information on each of the passes, visit the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Program.

Annual 4th Grade Pass - Free

The pass is available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) with a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher.Once students earn their paper voucher at Every Kid Outdoors website, the printed voucher can be exchanged at the park. (Digital versions of the voucher such as on smart phones or tablets will not be accepted.) The pass is valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September 1 to August 31). For more information, visit https://store.usgs.gov/faq#4th-Grade-Pass.

Special Voucher for 5th Graders - Free

Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. So a new voucher is now available for 5th grade students and their families which provides free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior. The voucher is good for the 2020-2021 school year from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021. For more information or to download the voucher, visit https://www.nps.gov/kids/fifthgrade.htm.

Passes for Veterans & Gold Star Families

Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges and forests. The free access program is a way to thank America’s veterans and Gold Star families for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters. For more information on the program and how to obtain free entrance, please visit https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/veterans-and-gold-star-families-free-access.htm.

 
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Entrance Fees - Commercial Tours

Commercial Tour Fees for 1-6 Person Vehicle Capacity
(not including driver)
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $25.00, plus $10.00 fee for each person, 16 years of age or older.
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $25.00, plus $15.00 fee for each person, 16 years of age or older.






Commercial Tour Fees for 7-15 Person Vehicle Capacity
(not including driver)
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $75.00
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $75.00





Commercial Tour Fees for 16-25 Person Vehicle Capacity
(not including driver)
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $100.00
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $100.00





Commercial Tour Fees for 26+ Person Vehicle Capacity
(not including driver)
January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021
Fee: $200.00
May 1 - October 31, 2021 Fee: $200.00





Details: Commercial Tour Fees good for 7 days only if tour maintains the same group of people for each re-entry.
 
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Entrance Fees - Non-Commerical Tours

A per person fee is charged for organized non-commercial groups in vehicles with a capacity of more than 16 persons. Organized non-commercial groups include church groups, college/school groups, scouts, service organizations, etc. All holders of ATB Interagency Passes, Golden Passports, Annual Mesa Verde passes, and those under 16 years of age will be exempt from payment of fees. (The above named passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.)

The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed the charge for a commercial tour fee.

Non-Commercial Group Fee (based on vehicle capacity)

Less than 16 Person
Capacity

16-25
Person
Capacity

26+ Person
Capacity

January 2 - April 30, 2021
November 1 - December 31, 2021

$20.00 per vehicle $10.00 per person, 16 years of age or older.
Not to exceed $100.00
$10.00 per person, 16 years of age
or older.
Not to exceed $200.00

May 1 - October 31, 2021

$30.00 per vehicle $15.00 per person, 16 years of age or older.
Not to exceed $100.00
$15.00 per person, 16 years of age or older.
Not to exceed $200.00





Details: Non-Commercial Group Fee good for 7 days only for the same group of people for each re-entry.

 
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Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Charge Cards Only: Master Card, VISA, Discover, American Express, or Diners Club.

Last updated: January 13, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

970-529-4465

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