Recreation Passes & Permits

Soldier Pass Motorized Use Permits

In March 2017, the Forest Service issued a Decision Notice (pdf) allowing motorized access to Soldier Pass Road by permit only. 

This Decision stated that 12 permits would be available to the public, per day.  To apply for a permit, please read this page.

Things to Know Before you Apply

Permits are available to individuals only.  You may obtain no more than one permit per day. Businesses, clubs, and organizations may not apply.

Permits are free and nontransferable. 

Permit holders may hold only one permit at a time and wait until after the permit date before requesting another permit.

Permit holders are responsible for knowing and obeying all forest rules, regulations, and closure orders.

You must have your valid permit with you at the time of your visit.

When to Apply

Applications may be submitted between 3 days (72 hours) and 90 days in advance. Applications submitted less than 72 hours prior to the desired use will not be processed.

Requests will be processed in the order received, based on the email time stamp.

Requests will be processed Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Requests for Saturday, Sunday and Monday use must be received no later than 8:00 am the Friday before.  If Friday falls on a Federal holiday, your request must be received 8:00 am Thursday.  Any requests received after these cut off times will not be processed.


Please read our FAQs. If they do not answer your questions send an email with questions to this link.

How to Apply

Please complete this form to request a permit for Soldier Pass Road.