Recreation Passes & Permits
Do You Need to Purchase a Pass?
You need a Recreation Pass to use facilities and services at certain sites. Before purchasing a pass, learn which sites require passes.
Which Pass Do I Need?
To help you choose a pass, think about how often and where you recreate. If you are at least 62 or have a disability, you may qualify for a lifetime pass.
A decision tree is available to assist you in deciding which pass is best for you.
The passes below are honored at sites where recreation day use fees are required in the Southwestern Region National Forests. All pass are per vehicle.
Day Use Passes
Day use passes are one or multi-day passes recommended for infrequent use.
Forest Annual Pass
The following are 1-year passes good for certain facilities and services on one Forest
- Cibola - Sandia Mountain Pass
- Coconino - Red Rock Passport
- Coronado - Catalina Mountains Pass
- Coronado - Madera Canyon
- Gila - Catwalk Pass
- Lincoln - Sitting Bull Falls
- Prescott - Prescott Pass
- Tonto - Tonto Discovery Pass & Tonto Senior Discovery Pass
National Annual Pass
Interagency Annual Pass is a 1-year pass good for entrance and day-use fees on Federal lands.
National Lifetime Passes
Annual Pass for Active Duty Military and Their Dependents is valid for 1 year good for entrance and day-use fees on Federal lands.