Fees & Passes

 

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

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.

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:

 
South Entrance Station
South Entrance Station
 

All park visitors purchase a recreational use pass upon entering Zion National Park. Through the Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act, Zion is able to use 80% of all fees collected to make improvements to the park and the remaining 20% is deposited in a national account to benefit parks where fees are not collected.

Learn about how fees help Zion.

 
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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.

 

Weekly Passes

Zion does not have a daily pass and does not have the authority to create one.

The lowest fee Zion charges is for weekly passes. Weekly passes are non-transferable and are valid for 7 days including the date of purchase. Weekly passes may be applied toward the cost of eligible annual and lifetime passes during the 7-day period that the weekly pass is valid.

Zion issues several kinds of weekly passes that permit the holder(s) to visit Zion Canyon, Kolob Terrace Road, and Kolob Canyons. The weekly passes include:

Private Vehicle: $35.
Admits private, non-commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park.

Motorcycle: $30.
Admits one, non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park.

Per Person: $20.
Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Non-Commercial Organized Groups.
Organized groups such as Scouts, Rotary, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions, etc. pay:

$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.

 

Annual Passes

Interagency Annual Pass: $80. Admission to all Federal fee areas for one year from date of purchase.

Zion Annual Pass: $70. 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. US citizens or permanent residents ages 62 or over who provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship receive admission to all federal fee areas for one year from date of purchase.

Lifetime Passes

Lifetime Senior Pass: $80. US citizens or permanent residents ages 62 or over who provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship receive admission to all federal fee areas for life,

Lifetime Access Pass: Free. Permanently disabled US citizens or permanent residents receive admission to all federal fee areas for life,

Appreciation Passes

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. Volunteers with over 250 hours of service are eligible to receive admission to all federal fee areas for one year from issue date.


Learn More About Annual Passes

Non-English Annual Pass Information

Annual Pass Information - Spanish
Annual Pass Information - French
Annual Pass Information - German
Annual Pass Information - Italian
Annual Pass Information - Japanese
Annual Pass Information - Korean
Annual Pass Information - Portuguese
 

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.
Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel Use 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 canyoneer, hike, or camp

Last updated: September 5, 2023

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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 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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