Passes & Permits

Most areas of national forests and grasslands are open, free of charge, for your use and enjoyment. Fees or permits may be required some areas, specific facilities or services. Business permit holders, such as campground concessionaires and outfitter guides, may provide services to public land users. Find your pass or permit online

  • Recreation Passes

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    Some developed recreation sites or trailheads on the forest require a day-use fee. Find out where fees are charged, which passes are accepted and buy a pass online.

  • Forest Product Permits

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    Personal and/or Commercial Use permits are required in order to gather many special forest products such as: edible or decorative material, Christmas trees, firewood, mushrooms, and post and poles.

  • Research Permits

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    In addition to offering world class recreation, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland provide opportunities for scientific research.

  • Special Uses

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    Permits are required for certain individual and commercial activities that occur on the forests and grassland such as filming and photography, group events, road building and maintenance, and outfitter guide services.

Outfitters and guides are our partners in providing thousands of satisfied customers with unique recreational experiences they might not otherwise have the opportunity or ability to enjoy. Guided experiences range from equestrian trail rides and hunting trips to whitewater kayaking and rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, auto touring and bird watching, to name a few.