All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park. Zion participates in the congressionally authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected;the remaining 20% will be deposited in a special account to be used in parks where fees are not collected. Funds generated by the fees are used to accomplish projects the parks have been unable to fund through yearly Congressional allocations.
Your Fee Dollars at Work
All park visitors are required to purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park. Passes are non-transferable. Credit Cards accepted at all fee collection areas.
Weekly passes are non-transferable and are valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase. Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase.
Private Vehicle: $35. Valid for 7 days.
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas.
Motorcycle: $30. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas.
Per Person: $20. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Non-Commercial Organized Groups: Valid for 7 days.
Organized groups such as Scouts, Rotary, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions, etc. that do not qualify for an Academic Fee Waiver are charged as follows:
$35.00 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 15 or less.
$20.00 per person Non-commercial vehicles with a capacity of 16 or greater. Fees will not exceed the commercial fee for the same-sized vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free. Individuals or families with any valid Annual or Lifetime pass may use their pass for entry at the per person rate. Pass and photo ID must be present upon entry.
Other Available Passes
All of the passes listed below are available at park entrance stations.
Interagency Annual Pass - $80.00. Admission to all Federal fee areas for one year from date of purchase.
Zion Annual Pass - $70.00. Admission to Zion National Park for one year from date of purchase.
Military Annual Pass - Free. Active duty military admission to all federal fee areas for one year.
Senior Annual Pass - $20.00. Admission to all federal fee areas for one year from date of purchase.
Lifetime Senior Pass - $80.00. Admission to all federal fee areas for life, U.S. citizens 62 years or older.
Lifetime Access Pass - Free. Admission to all federal fee areas for life, permanently disabled U.S. citizens
A Special Invitation for 5th Graders - On October 28, Secretary Bernhardt issued SO 3386 to extend a special invitation to 5th graders through August 2021. Many 4th graders missed out on using their Every Kid Outdoors Annual 4th Grade Pass during the 2019-2020 school year. A new voucher, now available for 5th grade students for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year, ensures that 5th graders and their families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior from October 28, 2020 through August 31, 2021. Note that the Secretary’s Order applies only to DOI lands, and it is only through this school year. Children and families may obtain a paper voucher by visiting nps.gov/kids.
Free Access for Veterans and Gold Star Families - Beginning on Veterans Day—November 11, 2020—veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and Gold Star families will have free access to national parks and other federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior. We are all deeply indebted to those who have served our nation, especially the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and the Department is committed to extending them free access to our nation’s most treasured natural and cultural resources. A visitor may prove their status as a veteran or a Gold Star dependent by presenting one of the following: Department of Defense Identification Card; Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC); Veteran ID Card; or Veteran’s designation on a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.
Volunteer Pass - Free. Admission to all federal fee areas for one year from issue date. Volunteers with over 250 hours of service are eligible.
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Pass is valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.
$35.00+: 1-6 Passengers ($35.00 + $20.00 per passenger not to exceed $70.00)
$70.00: 7-15 Passengers
$80.00: 16-25 Passengers
$190.00: 26+ Passengers A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service. The entry fees of commercial tours are based upon the total capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers regardless of the actual number of passengers. Possession of an annual or lifetime pass or the ages of the passengers does not affect the price charged unless the vehicle's capacity is less than 7 passengers, excluding the driver.
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Last updated: May 5, 2021