Recreation Passes & Permits

Where are fees charged?

There is no entrance fee at Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland. *Fees are charged for camping in developed campgrounds and day use fees are charged in some developed recreation areas:

  • Mount Evans Recreation Area - Interagency passes are accepted in lieu of day use fee.
  • Arapaho National Recreation Area - Interagency passes, or Arapaho National Recreation Area annual passes, are accepted in lieu of day use fee.
  • Brainard Lake Recreation Area is managed as part of our forest-wide concession permit. Interagency passes are accepted in lieu of day use fee at day-use areas associated with campgrounds including: Bellaire, Chambers Lake, Dowdy Lake, Mountain Park and West Lake. 

Local Passes

Mountain in the background.

Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) annual passes. Purchase of this annual pass also provides the holder with a subscription to the newsletter and use of reservoirs, trailheads, boat launches and picnic areas. 

Interagency Passes

*Buy passes online at the US Geological Service or at your nearest national forest or grassland office.

4th Grade pass   

4th Grade Interagency Pass - Free for current 4th grade students.

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Interagency Annual Pass ($80) -  For anyone to purchase, valid for 12 months. 

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Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass ($80) -  For those age 62 or older. Valid for the lifetime of the passholder.

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Interagency Annual Senior Pass ($20) - For those age 62 or older. Valid for one year from month of purchase. A Senior Annual Pass may be applied towards the purchase of a Senior Lifetime Pass. 

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Interagency Access Pass (Free)  -  For those with a permanent disability.

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Interagency Annual Military Pass (Free) - Available for active military personel, or their dependents. Valid for 12 months.

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Interagency Volunteer Pass - The pass can be issued free of charge to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who individually accrues 500 volunteer hours. Available through agency volunteer program coordinators. Work with your local forest volunteer coordinator.