Recreation Passes & Permits

White River National Forest Passes

Maroon Bells, White River National Forest  

Maroon Bells Senic Area Season Pass: ($25) - Good for one calendar year for Maroon Bells Scenic Area only.         

Snowmobile and rider in the deep powder  

Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area (Seasonal) - Day use pass: $6/person/day; Season pass: $40; Children 15 & under: free. Fees collected November -April. Available at Dillon & Holy Cross Ranger District offices.

Interagency Recreation Passes:

National interagency passes offer discounts, free entrances, and cover some standard amenity fees at recreation sites with the following federal agencies: U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Reclamation.

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


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

Graphic: Volunteer pass  

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. Only one pass may be issued per year to an individual. The pass is available through agency volunteer program coordinators. Work with your local forest volunteer coordinator to ensure your volunteer hours are tracked and recorded.