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How much does cost to enter Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton National Park Mountains and Landscape

On the Western edge of Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park are the Grand Tetons. The cost to enter Grand Teton National Park as of June 2018 is as follows:

  • Personal Vehicle (not commercial): $30
  • Personal Recreational Vehicle: $30
  • Motorcycle (not commercial): $25
  • Individual Persons (Hiker, Walker, Pedestrian) : $15 per person

The entrance fee you pay not only goes towards allowing you to enter Grand Teton National Park, but you get to also use the park’s facilities, hike the trails, view the wild life, and much more. 80% of your park entrance fee goes directly towards helping Grand Teton with trail maintenance, facility maintenance, park restoration projects, historical park projects, and other needs. Grand Teton National Park features gorgeous towering granite peaks, serene glacial lakes, an abundance of wild life, and unforgettable sights.

How many days is my entrance pass valid for?

The entrance pass for Grand Teton National Park is valid for a full seven days upon entry. Once you pay you will get a pass or a receipt that you can present to the park ranger at the entrance station allowing you to enter and exit freely for seven days. The seven days must be in a row as you cannot leave the park and return a few weeks later. This pass is not shareable or refundable.

Can I buy my entrance pass beforehand?

For those of you planning ahead for your trips or are trying to budget the entrance pass before your trip, you can pay for your entrance pass online. Just head over to Once you buy the pass there you will be emailed the park entrance pass as a PDF. From there print out the pass to present to a park ranger at the Grand Teton National Park Entrance stations

Are there any discounts available for the entrance pass?

There are a few ways the National Park Service helps visitors save money on the entrance fee. You can save money by purchasing the America the Beautiful Annual Pass, a Senior Lifetime Pass, Senior Annual Pass, Military Annual Pass, or Grand Teton Annual Pass.

For the America the Beautiful Annual pass, you can get enter all national parks for free for a full twelve months. This pass costs $80 and can save you a lot of money if you are planning on visiting many national parks in a twelve month span. The costs for each national park range from $20-$30, so if you are visiting more than three national parks then it is definitely worth it to buy this annual pass as it ends up paying for itself and more.

If you are a senior or know someone who is a senior, the National Park Service offers a lifetime pass for $80. This means you just need to buy the lifetime pass once for $80 and you can enter national parks free for the rest of your life. If you are only planning on visiting a few national parks and don’t want to make such a large commitment another option is the annual senior pass for just $20. This is a fantastic deal as you’ll automatically save $10 off the entrance pass for Grand Teton National park.

For those of you in active duty for the US military, you are eligible for an annual military national park pass for free. In order to get this annual pass you just need to present your active duty military badge to the park ranger at the Grand Teton National park entrance station. This pass is good for a full twelve months. Once that twelve months is passed, then you just need to present your id to get another entrance pass.

Are there any days where it is free to enter Grand Teton National Park?

If you don’t want to buy an annual pass and are looking for free days to enter the park, then you’re in luck. The National Park Service celebrates six events and allows park visitors to enter for free. The six days that are free to enter any national park are:

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day (Mid-January)
  • 1st day of National Park Week(Mid-April)
  • Celebration of Great American Outdoors Act Passage(Start of August)
  • National Park Service Birthday (August 25)
  • National Public Lands Day(September 26)
  • Veterans Day (November 11th)


Grand Teton National Park is home to magnificent mountains, an abundance of wild life, gorgeous glacial lakes, and hundreds of miles of hiking. The park entrance fee allows you to enter this magical national park and helps the national park system to maintain such beauty. Grand Teton National park is a must visit and the park entrance fee is well worth it for the beautiful sights, sounds, and memories you’ll make during your visit.