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
Entrance Fees 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.
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 + $15.00 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.
Beginning October 1, 2019, the NPS will be standardizing commercial use authorizations (CUA) requirements and CUA fees for road-based commercial tour operators. Commercial tour operators will pay an entrance fee for each vehicle equal to the appropriate per-person entrance fee for each passenger per park.
All road-based commercial tour operators must apply for and obtain a CUA for every park in which they plan to provide tours. This entails:
Obtaining a CUA for each NPS unit in which they operate;
Paying required CUA fees, and;
Submitting mandatory annual CUA reports after each CUA operating season
Associated fees: $300.00 non-refundable annual CUA application fee upon submittal of application for each park and $5.00 per passenger fee CUA management fee.
At Zion, the per person fee is $20.00. The $5.00 management fee is taken out of the per person fee (not in addition).
You can visit https://www.nps.gov/aboutus/commercial-use-authorizations.htm for more information on these changes. We expect Zion's application package for Road-based tours to be available in May or June of this year. No applications are being accepted at this time.
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Last updated: June 26, 2019