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Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your Park Pass for Utah National Parks

A trip to Utah isn’t complete without a visit to one of its many national park and wilderness areas, so pack a little extra money to cover entrance fees.

When you enter one of Utah’s five national parks,  you’ll need to buy a park pass at the entrance station (unless you have a park pass already).  There are several different options you have when you go to buy a park pass. You can buy a pass that is good for seven days, an annual pass called Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass (includes Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges) or you can buy an all-parks pass that is good for a year and gets you into every national park site. If you think you’ll visit more than one park in a year, buying the America the Beautiful all parks pass makes a lot of economical sense. Here are all the details below.Please note the fees listed below are subject to change.

Arches National Park

  • 7-Day Pass: $30/vehicle
  • Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass: $55/vehicle (includes Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges)

Bryce Canyon National Park

  • 7-Day Pass: $35/vehicle

Canyonlands National Park

  • 7-Day Pass: $30/vehicle
  • Southeast Utah Parks Annual Pass: $55/vehicle (includes Arches, Canyonlands and Natural Bridges)

Capitol Reef National Park

  • 7-Day Pass: $20/vehicle

Zion National Park

  • 7-Day Pass: $35/vehicle
  • Annual Pass: $50/vehicle
  • As of Friday, May 28, 2021, advance shuttle reservation tickets are no longer needed.

Revenue from these fees go toward visitor services, programs, road maintenance and campgrounds, among many other projects.

$80 America the Beautiful National Park Pass

The America the Beautiful National Parks pass is honored at all federally managed land units (national parks, national forests, national monuments, etc.) It’s good for a year from the month of purchase. You can pick one up at any national park entrance station.

$80 Senior Lifetime Pass

The best deal… national park lifetime passes for those 62 and older are only $80. If you have a young family, you might want to take the grandparents along on vacation. The whole car can get into the park with the senior pass and the memories created will be priceless.

Get in For Free

Active military receive free annual parks passes for themselves and their dependents when they show a military ID. Travelers under 16 years of age, as well as those visiting parks for educational or scientific purposes, also receive an entrance waiver. And if you have a permanent disability and show documentation, you get in for free and get a discount on camping. Is there a fourth grader in your family? Is there a fourth grader in your family? Visit everykidoutdoors.gov for your free pass.

Don’t fit those categories? Hit your favorite park on a free admission day. There are usually six free days every year. Check our event calendar for dates.

Where to Get a National Park Pass

Most park visitors purchase their park pass at an entrance gate as they arrive, but you can also buy a park pass in advance.

You can purchase park passes to four of Utah’s national parks (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon) and also the America the Beautiful Annual Pass at www.recreation.gov/pass/.

Get your America the Beautiful Annual Pass at the USGS online store at store.usgs.gov/pass (shipping and handling fees apply) or at REI’s online store at www.rei.com (free shipping and National Park Foundation donation). You can also pick up an America the Beautiful Annual Pass at participating REI stores.