Fees & Passes

Arriving at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park is a remarkable destination that draws in excess of 5 million visitors annually from around the globe. Accessible through three distinct entrances, this natural wonder often experiences long lines at its gateways. To enhance your experience and minimize wait times, consider the following tips.

  • Visit outside of the Memorial Day to Labor Day (summer season).

  • Plan to enter the park on a weekday as weekends are particularly busy.

  • Arrive at the entrance either before 10 A.M. or after 2 P.M.

There is no guarantee that following these tips will prevent you from waiting in line, but it greatly improves your chances of not having to wait.

eight cars in two lanes are waiting to enter the park at an entrance station
South Entrance Station

Do You Need to Have a Pass to Enter?

Two photos: Left - a motorcycle with two riders talking to a park ranger in an entrance station booth. Right - a campsite with two colorful tents and a picnic table.
Do you need a reservation to enter the park? How about for camping?

Do You Need a Reservation?

a row of 5 interagency passes

Which Pass Should You Pick?


If you don’t qualify for, or need the above passes, review your additional options below


Standard Entrance Passes


Admission to Grand Canyon National Park is for 7 days and includes both the South Rim, and during their season, the North Rim. No cash is accepted at the park's 3 entrance stations; credit/debit card only. No refunds are given due to inclement weather. Grand Canyon Annual Passes and America the Beautiful passes are available at all 3 of Grand Canyon National Park's entrance stations.


Where to Purchase Your Pass


The Grand Canyon Fee Team

four fee collection park rangers pose for a photo in and just outside of a fee booth window.
Members of the Grand Canyon Fee Team pose for a photo at the South Entrance Station.

NPS/M. Quinn

The Grand Canyon Fee Team is made up of over 60 Recreational Fee Technicians from all over the country. With many different people we have many different points of view and are dynamic while sharing the same vision of building public support for the National Park Service and collecting the vital funds that help make the visitor experience special.

We are excited to welcome our visitors and hope that your experience with us is positively remembered for years to come. If you have additional questions prior to your trip please email us here.


Last updated: January 10, 2024

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023



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