Recreation Passes & Permits

Santa Fe National Forest honors the five types America the Beautiful Interagency Passes.  

All of the passes are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.  All types of passes admit pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle. At per-person fee areas,  all passes admit  holders and up to 3 persons. Persons 15 and younger are admitted free of charge.

image of the annual america the beautiful passThe Annual Pass is available to anyone.  It is valid for 12 months from the month of purchase. Expires the last day of the month punched.  The Interagency Annual Pass has two signature lines and any two individuals may sign the pass. Both are considered pass holders.  Frequent visitors of multiple federal agency lands may save money by buying an Interagency Annual Pass.

Image of America The Beautiful Senior PassThe Senior Pass is available to US Citizens 62 years of age or older.  This pass is valid for pass holder's lifetime.  The pass holder receives a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees like campgrounds (does not include hookups for water/sewer/electricity), highly developed boat launches and swimming sites and for specialized interpretive services. 

Image of America The Beautiful Access PassThe Access Pass  is available free of charge to US citizens with a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability.  This pass is valid for pass holder's lifetime.  The pass holder receives a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees like campgrounds (does not include hookups for water/sewer/electricity), highly developed boat launches and swimming sites and for specialized interpretive services.

Image of America The Beautiful Volunteer PassThe Volunteer Pass  can be issued free of charge through a participating agency to US citizen vounteers who contribute 500 or more volunteer hours.  It is valid for 12 months from the month of issue. The pass expires the last day of the month punched.

Photo of a Military Pass  The new Military Pass may be issued free of charge to any active duty US military member and their dependants.  With the similar benefits as the Annual Pass, It is valid for one year from the month issued.

For more information on the America The Beautiful Pass Program please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/rec-fee.shtml



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/passes-permits/recreation