Fees & Passes

Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuemnt Entry Fees

Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments charge a standard entrance fee year-round, except on fee-free days. Under the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act program, our parks keep 100% percent of all fees collected. At Sunset Crater Volcano, your fees have been used to work on projects like vegetation control along roadsides, trail construction and rehabilitation, off-road vehicle fencing to protect park resources, and replacing outdated exhibits.

Credit and debit cards are accepted for entrance fees and passes. The parks do not process cash transactions. Credit and debit card transactions are more efficient and help save time and resources that can be allocated for other visitor services.

Seven Day Passes

The following fees cover entrance to both Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument for seven days.
  • $25.00 per passenger vehicle
  • $20.00 per motorcycle
  • $15.00 per cyclist or pedestrian

Seven day admissions can be purchased at the gate or online before your visit at recreation.gov. Please download your pass before arriving to Sunset Crater Volcano or Wupatki National Monument. There is no internet connectivity at the park's entrance stations to load pre-puchased entrance fees.

Digital image of an annual pass, with a red border and photo of a foggy forest

Interagency Passes

Sunset Crater and Wupatki accept and sell all America the Beautiful Interagency Passes. A variety of passes are available, including options for seniors, 4th graders, any American with a permanent disability, and current or former members of the military.

Flagstaff Area National Monuments Annual Pass - $45

Admits all occupants of the passholder's vehicle to Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon National Monuments for one year from the month of sale.

Commercial Fees

Commercial tour groups are charged based on the size of the vehicle regardless of the number of passengers. Commercial tour fees are valid for the day of sale only at Sunset Crater Volcano, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon National Monuments.

  • Vehicle Capacity 1-6 (Sedan) - $28 / Day

  • Vehicle Capacity 7-25 (Van) - $40 / Day

  • Vehicle Capacity 26 or more (Bus) - $100 / Day

School Groups

Qualifying school groups and educational trips may qualify for a fee waiver. Click here for more information.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permits are required for all commercial filming, special gatherings such as weddings, and any backcountry access. Visit our Permits Page for more information.

Research Permits

Researchers wishing to do work inside the monument will need to go through our online permitting process here.

Last updated: September 14, 2021

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