Recreation Passes & Permits


There are four Recreation Passes on the Coconino Forest:

For wedding permits, family reunions, commercial events, see Event/Commercial Permits.


America the Beautiful Interagency Recreation Passes

America The Beautiful - Senior PassAmerica The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass is available at most National Forest Service offices, National Park Service offices, and online at The USGS Store. The passes provide access to nearly all of the nation's parks, monuments, historical sites, and other public lands managed by the National Park System, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Forest Service. These passes are honored in Coconino National Forest's Red Rock Ranger District in lieu of the Red Rock Pass.

Learn more about the America The Beautiful Pass.




Every Kid in a Park Fourth Grader Pass

Every Kid in a ParkEvery Kid in a Park - Federal Parks, Forests, Lands, and Water Pass for Fourth Graders As part of President Obama’s commitment to ensure every American has the opportunity to visit and enjoy our wildlife, resources, and history, the Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders nationwide to obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year starting September 1, 2015. Vouchers may be redeemed in person at our offices. Like the America the Beautiful Pass, the Every Kid in a Park pass can be used wherever the Red Rock Pass is accepted for parking and entry to Coconino National Forest recreation sites.

Visit Every Kid in a Park to learn how fourth graders can get their free pass.




Red Rock Pass Program

Oak Creek courtesy of Tom Johnson The Red Rock Pass program is a conservation tool designed to protect, enhance, and maintain Sedona’s awe-inspiring red rock landscape for the American public today and into the future. A Red Rock Pass is required when leaving your vehicle unattended to recreate in the National Forest in Oak Creek Canyon and around Sedona.

2015 Fee Free Days. The Red Rock District offers multiple fee-free weekends for various sites across the District. See the News Release for information.

Learn more about the Red Rock Pass Program.




Winter Backcountry Permits

San Francisco Peaks in WinterKachina Peaks Wilderness Access permits, commonly known as backcountry permits, are required in winter for access to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness area. Permits are available at the Peaks Ranger District and the Supervisor's Office in winter weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at Agassiz Lodge at the Arizona Snowbowl (when the Snowbowl is open) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting December 5, 2015 for the 2015-16 winter season. 

This free permit is designed to help inform backcountry snow recreationists about travel hazards, and to assist the Forest Service and the Coconino County Sheriff's Office with search and rescue should that become necessary. Permits are only required for accessing the backcountry from Arizona Snowbowl and the Snowbowl Road.

Learn more about winter backcountry permits.




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