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. 

Available Recreation 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.

Graphic: Annual recreation pass


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

Graphic: Senior Pass

Graphic: Annual senior pass


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


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. 

Graphic: Access Pass


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

Graphic: Military Pass


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

Many bike racers come around a corner with people watching and a mountain in the background.


Arapaho National Recreation Area annual passes.

Contact the nearest office to find out more about these passes.