Interagency Recreation Passes
Golden passports are the previous passes to federal lands that charge a fee. These types of passes are still valid until expiration. There were three types of passports available:
Golden Age (Lifetime)
Golden Access (Lifetime)
The new passes are Interagency Passes. These passes are honored nationwide at all U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service managed sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees. There are four types of passes available.
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland does not have a general entrance fee. The Mount Evans Recreation Area on the Clear Creek Ranger District and the Arapaho National Recreation Area on the Sulphur Ranger District charge standard amenity fees. These areas honor the Golden Passports and Interagency Passes.
Brainard Lake Recreation Area on the Boulder Ranger District is managed as part of our forest-wide concession permit. Passes will be accepted at the day-use areas associated with campgrounds. These include: Bellaire, Chambers Lake, Dowdy Lake, Mountain Park and West Lake.
Our new concessionnaire is American Lands and Leisure.
Contact the nearest office to find out more about these passes.