Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all its occupants.

Admits a private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

Admits one individual with no car. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers, and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.
Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

Valid for one year through the month of purchase. Admits one (1) private, non-commercial vehicle or its pass holder to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments.

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 may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Organized Groups

Commercial Tours

If you are providing these services, you must have a current, signed commercial use authorization to enter the park.

  • Commercial bus tours
  • Guided day hikes
  • Guided backpacking
  • Photography instruction

For more information on commercial use authorizations, permit fees, and commercial entrance fees, visit Do Business with Us.

If you will be driving a bus in Canyonlands, please view our Bus Information page.


Non-commercial Groups

A non-commercial organized group is a group traveling together such as scouts, a club, a church, or other organization that has organized its own itinerary. Group members may arrive in vehicles owned by the organization or in privately owned vehicles. Groups may also have hired a commercial driver or commercial vehicle for transportation services only.

If you will be driving a bus in Canyonlands, please view our Bus Information page.

Non-commercial group fees (per vehicle):

  • Vehicle capacity of 15 or less: $30
  • Vehicle capacity of 16-25: $15 per person age 16 and older, not to exceed $40.
  • Vehicle capacity of 25+: $15 per person age 16 and older, not to exceed $100.

You may use Annual and Lifetime passes. A pass may cover immediate family members or up to four people traveling with the group, depending on the pass.

Educational Fee Waivers

Accredited academic institutions may apply for an Entrance Fee Waiver.


Camping Fees

All individual sites are first-come, first-served; group campsites must be reserved in advance. Read more about camping at Canyonlands.

Nightly Fee
Island in the Sky $15
The Needles $20
The Needles Group Site
The Needles
11-20 campers = $90
21-30 campers = $135
31-40 campers = $180
41-50 campers = $225
Wooden Shoe Group Site
The Needles
11-15 campers = $70
16-20 campers = $90
21-25 campers = $115
Split Top Group Site
The Needles
11-15 campers = $70


Timed entry reservations are not required to enter the park. You can make reservations for day-use, overnight, and river permits and for group campsites at The Needles.

Last updated: December 13, 2023

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