Overview of entrance requirements
All visitors MUST have
The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States. Passes cover entrance fees at lands managed by the National Park Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service and also standard amenity fees (day use fees) at lands managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers.
More about interagency 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
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:
If you are providing these services, you must have a current, signed commercial use authorization to enter the park.
For more information on commercial use authorizations, permit fees, and commercial entrance fees, visit Do Business with Us.
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.
Non-commercial group fees (per vehicle):
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.
Accredited academic institutions may apply for an Entrance Fee Waiver.
All individual sites are first-come, first-served; group campsites must be reserved in advance. Read more about camping at Canyonlands.
Last updated: December 13, 2023