Grand Canyon Fees and Permits

Entrance Fee | Activity Fee | Permits | Local Passports

Entrance Fee

Commercial Tour
Entrance fees are charged based on vehicle capacity for all tour groups and bus companies that originate outside the 100 mile radius of an entrance station for Grand Canyon National Park.

$12.00 – 7 Day Pass
Admits one individual when entering by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle. This fee also applies to organized (non-commercial, non-profit) groups.
Individuals 16 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.

$25.00 – 7 Day Pass
Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers. Organized (non-profit) groups, (service organizations, scouts, church groups, college/school clubs) are not eligible for the $20.00 vehicle permit, regardless of the type of vehicle utilized, but must pay the Individual Permit Fee.

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Activity Fee

Backcountry Fee
$5.00 – Per Day
Fee is per person/per night.
More Information on the BackcountryThe Backcountry Information Center is open daily for walk-in visitors from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Backcountry Information Center staff answer information telephone lines at 928-638-7875 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays. This telephone number is for information only.

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Backcountry Permit
$10.00 – One Time
Permit fee (per permit)
More Information on Backcountry Permits

Noncommercial River Permit
Waiting list application fee is $100.
More Information on River Permits and River Trips

Fishing in the park requires an Arizona state fishing license. Licenses are available at Canyon Village Marketplace in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim. Call (928) 638-2234 or (928) 638-2262. Licenses are also available at Marble Canyon Lodge, located 2.5 hours north from the South Rim, near Lees Ferry. Licenses are not available at the North Rim. Make sure you know the regulations before you fish. Most fishing opportunities require an overnight backcountry use permit.

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Local Passports

Grand Canyon Pass
$50.00 – Annually
Valid for twelve months from the date of purchase, for unlimited visits to Grand Canyon National Park. It admits the purchaser and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle, or the purchaser and accompanying immediate family (spouse, children, parents) when entry is by other means (train, shuttle, bicycle, foot, and boat). This passport covers entrance fees only and NOT refundable and/or transferable

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