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 $10.00–$20.00
    Annual Pass $35.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

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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.

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Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


An entrance fee is charged for Capitol Reef National Park. The fee depends on how a visitor arrives at the park, and whether they are part of a commercial or guided tour.

An entrance fee is charged per vehicle.
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Admits one private, non-commercial motorcycle and its riders.

Admits one individual with no car. Typically used for bicyclists and pedestrians.

For Organizations & Businesses

This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. A Commercial Use Authorization permit may be required.

This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. A Commerical Use Authorization permit may be required.

This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. A Commerical Use Authorization permit may be required.

This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle. A Commerical Use Authorization permit may be required.
Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

Admits one private, non-commercial vehicle or motorcycle and all its occupants or riders.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center

    Cash or Credit/Debit

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
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 or by phone: 1-888-275-8747, extension 1. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm Mountain Time.

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:


Digital Passes

Get your entrance pass before you arrive! Visit recreation.gov to get a digital site pass. You must be able to show your site pass to NPS staff upon request. After purchasing, download the pass to your mobile device (the park has extremely limited connectivity), or print it.

The following passes are also available at the Capitol Reef Visitor Center: the America the Beautiful Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Annual Pass, Capitol Reef Annual Pass, and the Every Kid Outdoors (4th Grader) Pass. Holders of these passes are provided access into Capitol Reef and other federal fee areas.

Commercial Road Based Tours

This fee is based on the seating capacity of the vehicle.

  • Capacity of 26 seats or greater: $100.00
  • Capacity of 7–25 seats: $40.00
  • Capacity of 1–6 seats: $30.00

Commercial Use Authorizations (Guided Tours) require Commercial Use Authorization permit

Guided activities are charged the per person fee of $10.00 per client, excluding the trip leader or guide. If a client has an America the Beautiful pass (annual, senior, access, etc.) it covers 4 people in the group.

For example: If a guided tour has 10 clients and one guide, the fee is $100. If one person has a senior pass and another has an annual pass, the passes cover eight of the people and the fee would be $20.

Entrance Fee Waivers

Fee waivers are available for groups traveling for educational purposes. Fee waiver requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your visit. Qualifications for fee waivers can be found on the Fee Waiver Application. Fill out sections 1, 2, and 5 and email, mail, or fax completed form to Capitol Reef National Park. If you have any questions, please contact the Fee Office during normal business hours at (435) 425-4173 or email the Fee Office.

Camping Fees

Sites at the Fruita Campground are $25.00 per night.

Senior and Access pass holders are $12.50 per night.

Campsites at the Fruita Campground are reservable from March 1 – October 31 through www.recreation.gov. Reservations are accepted 6 months ahead of time. From November 1 – February 28, all campsites are first come, first served.

Camping Information

Backcountry Permits

A backcountry permit is required for backpacking in Capitol Reef National Park. The permit is free and can be obtained at the visitor center during normal business hours. Visit the Backpacking page for more information.

Canyoneering & Rock Climbing & Bouldering Permits

All canyoneering, rock climbing, and bouldering groups are required to obtain a free day-use permit in person at the visitor center, or online via email. Please review all rules and regulations prior to filling out or requesting a permit. Visit the Canyoneering and Rock Climbing & Bouldering pages for detailed permit information.

Federal Recreation Lands Passes

All Federal Recreation Lands Passes are available and accepted at Capitol Reef.

Foreign language versions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Interagency Pass Brochures are available.

Last updated: February 22, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

HC 70, Box 15
Torrey, UT 84775


Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered when staff is available. If no one answers, please leave a message, your call will be returned. Questions may also be sent to care_information@nps.gov.

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