Passes & Permits


Photo of a person riding horseback though a meadow.Rio Grande National Forest is open, free of charge, for your use and enjoyment. Fees may be charged and permits required for some activities and developed locations. Business permittees, such as campground concessionaires and outfitter guides, may provide services to public land users.

Recreation Passes - Interagency Recreation Passes - Can provide either free entrance or a discount for certain recreation fees. 

Forest Product Permits - Fid information on requirements for collecting Christmas trees, boughs, pine cones, medicinal plants, berries, mushrooms, transplants and more.

Event/Commercial/Special Use/Outfitter-Guide Permits -  Permits are required for certain individual and commercial activities that occur on the forest or grassland. 

*Permitted Services - To obtain campground, outfitter guide, and other services from commercial companies who operate through Forest Service permits, please contact them directly.

Rules & Regulations - Please become familiar with our rules and regulations by reviewing information on our website and by visiting our local offices. Also, take time to read signs and bulletin boards during your visit to the forest.