Grand Canyon National Park Entrance Fees / Cost & Permits

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Fees & Permits

It takes a lot of time and money to preserve the pristine beauty of majestic Grand Canyon National Park. Maintaining the integrity of the park is essential, which is why the National Park Service charges fees and demands permits for certain activities within the park. A designated Federal Recreation Fee Area, any fees collected within Grand Canyon National Park directly benefit the park and the National Park Service.

Entrance Fees (valid for 7 days):

  • Private Vehicle Permit: $25
  • Individual Permit (For an individual entering by foot, bicycle or motorcycle): $12
  • Groups (Non-Commercial): $12/person 
  • Individuals 15 years and younger: Free

Annual Recreation Pass:

  • Grand Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $50
    (valid for 12 months of unlimited visits to Grand Canyon National Park)
  • America the Beautiful Annual Pass: $80
    (valid for 12 months of unlimited visits to all National Parks)

Lifetime Pass:

  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass: $10
    (lifetime access to all National Parks for individuals over 62 years)
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass: Free
    (lifetime access to all National Parks for individuals with permanent disabilities)

Backcountry Permits:

Within the park, backcountry permits are required for overnight hiking, overnight horseback riding, overnight cross-country ski trips, off-river overnight hikes-by-river trip members, overnight camping at rim sites other than developed campgrounds, and overnight camping on the North Rim during the winter season.

Camping Permits:

All camping fees are required in addition to entrance fees and are charged per night. Camping fees are different depending on the campground and reservations are recommended at campgrounds where available.