Fees & Passes

 
Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $20.00–$35.00
    Annual Pass $70.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

I'm visiting... We recommend
This park, once Standard Pass
This park, multiple times Annual Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$20.00–$35.00

Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park.

Admits one, non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park.

Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

For Organizations & Businesses

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.

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.

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.

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.
Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

$70.00

The Zion Annual Pass is valid only at Zion and may be purchased in person. This pass is valid for 12 months from purchase month. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle. You can buy this entrance pass at all entrance stations.

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
or
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store . Online orders are for physical passes, not digital passes, and may take up to three weeks to be processed and delivered. Order receipts may not be used in place of a physical pass. We recommend ordering at least three weeks in advance of your visit, or picking up a pass in person instead.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

RV Dump Station Fee

The $5 fee allows for a single use of the water fill and sanitary dump station at Watchman Campground. The "Dump Station Fee for Non-campers" recovers utilities and equipment servicing costs for fresh water and sanitary dump stations in Zion National Park.

You can pay the fee directly to campground staff when they are present at the Watchman Campground kiosk. Campers already holding a camping reservation do not need to pay a separate fee since access to this amenity is included in the reservation fee.

Watchman Dump Station Fee for Non-Campers Pass in Utah - Recreation.gov

 
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Paying for a Park Pass

If you enter Zion, even if it is to pass through the park, you will need to buy a recreational use pass (park pass). Passes are non-transferable.

Zion only sells park passes in person, and you can get a pass at any entrance station. Payment using a credit or debit card is preferred. Cash is also accepted.

After you get your pass, keep it with you and do not lose it. You do not need to display your pass in your vehicle, but you will need to show it if you leave the park and reenter later whether you drive or walk.

  • This means you will need to bring your park pass if you drive into Zion, leave and park in Springdale, and reenter after walking or riding a shuttle to the pedestrain & bike entrance at Zion Canyon Village.

If you lose or forget your pass, you will have to purchase another one.

 

Commercial Tours

A commercial tour is defined as 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.

Commercial tour passes are valid on the day of purchase and for the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.

$35+: 1-6 Passengers ($35.00 + $20.00 per passenger not to exceed $70.00)
$70: 7-15 Passengers
$80: 16-25 Passengers
$190: 26+ Passengers

More Commercial Tour information

 

Permit Fees

Depending on your plans, you may need to pay a fee for a permit.

If you plan to drive a vehicle that is 11'4" (3.4m) tall or taller and/or 7'10" (2.4m) wide or wider (incliuding mirrors, awnings, and jacks), you will need a permit to go through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

If you plan to hike in specific areas of the park (like to Angels Landing), plan to pay for a site in a campground, or need a permit for some kinds of recreation like canyoneering, you will need a permit.

 
A tunnel opens on to a bridge.
Large Vehicle Information

Get information about driving large vehicles through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

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How and when to apply for permits

Apply for permits to visit Angels Landing, to canyoneer, and to camp in Zion Wilderness

Visitors walk through the pedestrian entrance near the Virgin River.
How your fees help Zion

Park entrance fees support essential services that benefit all park visitors. Learn more about the ways your fees help Zion!

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

435-772-3256
If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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