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Red Rock District
Coconino National Forest

P. O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341-0429

8375 State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona
(Just south of the Village of Oak Creek)

Administrative Offices:
(928) 282-4119 or
(928) 203-7500

Visitor Information
(928) 203-2900

Forest Supervisor's Office
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 527-3600

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The Red Rock Pass program is a conservation tool designed to protect, enhance, and maintain Sedona’s awe-inspiring red rock landscape for the American public today and into the future.

The level of care and maintenance required for the Red Rock landscape exceeds that needed in other National Forest areas due to the large amount of visitors and use this area receives each year. Revenue from the pass program is making a difference providing improved visitor information, environmental Photo of Oak Creek, courtesy of Tom Johnsonprotection and lasting memorable experiences!

Enhanced recreation amenities include: outstanding urban and backcountry hiking; day use picnic areas, restroom facilities; informational and interpretive signing; maintained roads for breath-taking vistas and photo opportunities; and secure places for individual solitude and family recreation.

Conservation work funded behind the scene include hundreds of miles of maintained trails; hundreds of acres of vegetation and soil stabilization; thousands of pounds of trash being collected; and a safer National Forest for the American public.

Approximately $800,000 annually is collected from the Red Rock Pass program of which 95 percent is kept locally to provide for high quality recreation, natural resource protection and valuable visitor services.

When is a Red Rock Pass Required?

A Red Rock Pass (or America The Beautiful Interagency Pass, Golden Age or Golden Access) is required when recreating on National Forest land in Red Rock Country. The pass must be displayed in the windshield of the vehicle.

Vehicles parked on the National Forest in the red rock area that do not display a valid pass in the windshield are subject to receiving a citation.

A pass is not required for incidental stopping to take a photograph or to enjoy a scenic vista (approximately 15 minutes or less).


Partnerships “Making a Difference”

The Forest Service has partnered with the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona Natural History Association and the Friends of the Forest to provide "one stop shopping" at three Gateway Visitor Centers. This partnership provides visitors with enhanced information on the greater Sedona area attractions, activities, restaurants, shopping, opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, archaeology and rock-art tours, and other activities on the Coconino National Forest.

Gateway Visitor Centers include: the South Gateway (now called "the Visitor Contact Center") situated on a site just south of the Village of Oak Creek on Highway 179 (the physical address is 8375 State Route 179, Sedona), this new facility serves as our gateway to Red Rock Country; the Sedona-Oak Creek Canyon Chamber of Commerce in Uptown Sedona; and the Oak Creek Canyon Vista Gateway located at the top of Oak Creek Canyon along 89A.


RED ROCK PASS Options

Any America the Beautiful Pass, Golden Age, and Golden Access is accepted and honored in lieu of the Red Rock Pass for Forest recreation in Red Rock Country. This also includes admission to the very popular Red Rock Country Heritage Sites: Palatki Ruins and Rock Art site, Honanki Ruins site and V-Bar-V Heritage site.

Where to Buy the Red Rock Pass: These passes can be purchased at many commercial vendors, government offices and machines throughout the area.

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Daily Pass $5.00 (one calendar day)

This pass is valid for use as a parking permit to recreate in Red Rock Country including access to Red Rock Country Heritage Sites. It is not valid for the use of other fee areas, developed campgrounds, or these day-use sites operated by private permittee: Grasshopper Point Picnic and Swimming Area, Crescent Moon Day Use Area and Call O' the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead).

 

Weekly Pass $15.00 (seven consecutive days)

This pass is valid for use as a parking permit to recreate in Red Rock Country including access to Red Rock Country Heritage Sites. It is not valid for the use of other fee areas, developed campgrounds, or these day-use sites operated by private permittee: Grasshopper Point Picnic and Swimming Area, Crescent Moon Day Use Area and Call O' the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead).

 

Annual Pass $20.00 (twelve consecutive months)

This pass is valid for use as a parking permit to recreate in Red Rock Country including Red Rock Country Heritage Sites.It is not valid for the use of other fee areas, developed campgrounds, or these day-use sites operated by private permittee: Grasshopper Point Picnic and Swimming Area, Crescent Moon Day Use Area and Call O' the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead).

 

Grand Annual Pass $40.00 (twelve consecutive months)

This pass is valid for use as a parking permit to recreation in Red Rock Country including Heritage Sites.
It is valid for dayuse sites operated by private permittee such as Grasshopper Point, Cresent Moon and Call O Canyon.
This pass is NOT valid for the use of other fee areas or developed campgrounds.

 

 

 

 

OTHER OPTIONS

OTHER LOCAL PASSES

AZ State Parks Passes $5.00-$65.00
Arizona State Parks Passes may be purchased from all Arizona State Parks and are valid for the use of Arizona State Parks only. For more information, call: (602) 542-4174.

 

NATIONAL PASSES

New Interagency Pass Program Will Help Public Enjoy Enhanced Recreation Sites on Public Lands

The new program replaces the Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and the Golden Access Passports as well as the National Parks Pass.  Existing passes will remain valid until expired, lost or stolen... [read news release]

 

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass ($80.00 per year)

America the Beautiful Annual Pass holders and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle will be valid in Red Rock Country in lieu of the Annual Red Rock Pass. Pick up your free hang-tag to display your pass at any of the Forest Service Gateway Visitor Centers or at Red Rock Ranger District. The America the Beautiful Annual Pass provides access to, and use of, NPS, USDA FS, FWS, BLM and Reclamation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. It will admit the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle. In those areas where a per person fee is charged, the pass admits the pass holder and up to 3 additional persons 16 year of age or older. The Annual Pass is not valid for developed campgrounds, or these day-use sites operated by private permittee: Grasshopper Point Picnic and Swimming Area, Crescent Moon Day Use Area and Call O' the Canyon (West Fork Trailhead).

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass ($10.00 for life)

America the Beautiful Senior Pass holders and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle will be valid in Red Rock Country in lieu of the Annual Red Rock Pass. Pick up your free hang-tag to display your pass at any of the Visitor Centers or at Red Rock Ranger District. America the Beautiful Senior Pass also provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees. Also provides a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, etc.

This pass must be obtained in person at NPS, USDA FS, FWS, BLM and Reclamation recreation sites that charge fees. Identification is required to verify proof of age and residency.


America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass (No charge for qualifying individuals)

America the Beautiful Lands Access Pass will be honored in Red Rock Country in lieu of the Annual Red Rock Pass. Pick up your free hangtag to display your pass at any of the Visitor Centers or at Red Rock Ranger District. America the Beautiful Lands Access Pass also provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees and provides a 50% discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, etc.

This pass must be obtained in person at NPS, USDA FS, FWS, BLM and Reclamation recreation sites that charge fees.

Examples of acceptable documentation include: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by Federal agency such as the Veteran's Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income; or document issued by a State agency such as a vocational rehabilitation agency.

America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Volunteer Pass (No charge to qualifying individuals, good for 1 year)

America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass
will be honored in Red Rock Country in lieu of the Annual Red Rock Pass. Pick up your free hangtag to display your pass at any of the Visitor Centers or at Red Rock Ranger District. America the Beautiful Volunteer Pass also provides access to, and use of, federal recreation sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

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U.S. Forest Service - Red Rock District, Coconino National Forest
Last Modified: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 at 13:49:15 MST