Utah National Park FREE Days

Apr 3, 2018
By: Ann Whittaker

Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zion

There are 127 out of 400+ national parks that have entrance fees, but on these freebie days, you can roll right through those fee stations, after you observe the law and stop at the stop sign, of course--unless you want a map. You should probably stop and get a map, and say hello to the friendly people behind those sliding windows and doors.

 

FREE National Park Entrance Days 2018

January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

April 21: First day of National Parks Week

September 22: National Public Lands Day

November 11: Veterans Day weekend

Regular Fees for Utah’s National Parks

Passes are valid for 7 days/1 week

Arches

Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Bryce Canyon

Private Vehicle: $30/vehicle

Motorcycle: $25/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $15/person

Canyonlands

Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Capitol Reef

Private Vehicle: $10/vehicle

Motorcycle: $10/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $7/person

Annual Capitol Reef pass: $30

Zion

Private Vehicle: $30/vehicle

Motorcycle: $25/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $15/person

Other National Sites Participating in FREE Admission Days

 

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Individual: $5/personChildren 15 and under are always FREE

Dinosaur National Monument

Private Vehicle: $20/vehicle

Motorcycle: $15/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $10/person

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Private Vehicle: $25/vehicle

Motorcycle: $20/motorcycle

Per Person: (no car) $12/person

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Private Vehicle (including motorcycles): $7/vehicle

Per Person: (no car) $4/person

Natural Bridges National Monument

Private Vehicle: $10/vehicle

Motorcycle: $5/motorcycle

Per Person: $5/person

Annual & Lifetime National Parks Passes

Annual Parks Pass

$80 for any park all year long. You can pick one up at any national park fee station or visitor center.

Southeast Utah Group Annual Pass

$50 (Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep NM, Natural Bridges NM) Valid for one year through the month of purchase.

Annual 4th Grade Pass: Free

  • Every Kid in a Park (annual paper pass)
  • How to obtain: Paper passes can be obtained by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website and can be exchanged for the Annual 4th Grade Pass at federal recreation sites that charge Entrance or Standard Amenity fees (Day Use Fee) (see PDF list of federal recreation sites that issue passes).
  • Digital version of the paper pass (such as on smart phones or tablets) will not be accepted to exchange for an Annual 4th Grade Pass.

Access Pass: Free

Free Military Annual Pass

  • Available for: Current U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard as well as Reserve and National Guard members
  • How to obtain: In person at a federal recreation site (see PDF list of federal recreation sites that issue passes) by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).

Senior Pass

Volunteer Pass

  • Available for: Volunteers with 250 service hours with federal agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program
  • How to obtain: Contact your local federal recreation site for more information about volunteer opportunities or visit Volunteer.gov.

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