Fees & Passes

Petroglyph National Monument is not a "Fee Park" and does not charge Entrance fees. However, because this monument is co-managed with the City of Albuquerque, the city does charge a nominal parking fee at Boca Negra Canyon. All other trail systems and the visitor center are free to visit.

Parking Fees (per vehicle) at Boca Negra Canyon:
Single vehicle rate: $1 weekdays/$2 weekends

Commercial bus rate: $25 for small buses (seating capacity of 25 or less)
$50 for full-size motor coaches (seating capacity of more than 25)

The City of Albuquerque honors all valid Federal Lands Passes. There are no entrance fees for other areas within Petroglyph National Monument. Commercial fees are charged by the City of Albuquerque. Please phone the city at (505) 873-6620 for rate information.

For your convenience, we issue the free Access Pass, Annual Military pass, and the Every Kid in a Park 4th grader pass. Petroglyph National Monument does sell the Lifetime Senior Pass ($80) at the visitor center. We can only accept cash as payment for a pass. Personal checks, credit or debit cards are not accepted. Please inquire at the visitor center to purchase one of these passes.

Annual Passes can be purchased via the
USGS Store website, at a national park that charges entrance fees, or at any of the following Albuquerque locations:
U.S. Forest Service 333 Broadway Blvd. SE (505) 842-3292
Cibola National Forest and Grasslands Office 2113 Osuna Rd. NE (505) 346-2650
Bureau of Land Management Office 100 Sun Ave NE, Ste. 330 (505) 761-8700

Lifetime Senior Pass
Lifetime Senior Pass


Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass- $80.00

Available to purchase for U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older. In addition to covering entrance and standard amenity fees (day use fees) at recreation areas managed by six Federal agencies, the Lifetime Senior Pass may provide a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping and guided tours. The pass is valid for the lifetime of the card holder.
Access Pass
Interagency Access Pass


Interagency Access Pass
This pass is a free, lifetime pass that is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability that severely limits one or more major life activities, regardless of age. May be obtained in person at the visitor center, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Proof of medically determined permanent disability and residency is required. This pass also provides a 50% discount for the pass owner on some expanded amenity fees such as camping (excluding hook-ups), boat launching, etc.

Access Pass- issued free to persons with a permanent disability

2017 Military Pass
Annual Military Pass is for ACTIVE Duty military personnel and their qualifying dependents.


The Annual Military Pass is a free pass for all active duty military member personnel and their dependents. In order to qualify for the Annual Military Pass, the military member must present their CAC Card. A military dependent must present a Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his/her sponsor. Dependents may not use any other type of ID to obtain a pass. This pass will be available to active duty personnel and their qualified dependants through December 31, 2017. Military veterans do not qualify for this active duty military pass.

EKiP 4th grade pass
Every Kid In A Park Pass for current 4th Graders.


Every Kid In A Park 4th Grader Pass
Beginning September 1, 2017 if you are a U.S. 4th grader (including home schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) you can download your own voucher or pass to gain unlimited, free access to any federal lands or waters for through August 31, 2018. As a 4th grader with a voucher or pass, anyone in the vehicle with you is admitted for free at sites that charge per vehicle. If visiting a per person fee area, up to three accompanying adults will be admitted. The 4th grader must be present to use the pass. For more information on how to obtain a voucher then exchange it for a pass visit the Every Kid In A Park website.

Last updated: January 10, 2018

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Mailing Address:

Headquarters Administration Offices
6001 Unser Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120


(505) 899-0205 x335

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