Senior Passes to National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands are currently available for $10 for a lifetime pass but fees will soon be increasing to $80 on August 28 2017 . To be eligible for the lifetime pass you must be a U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
- How to purchase:
- In person at a federal recreation site (see PDF list of federal recreation sites that issue passes)
- Online–buy now from the USGS store!
- Through the mail using this application form (PDF).
- NOTE: The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail or online is $20. $10 for the Senior Pass and $10 for processing the application.
- The price of the lifetime Senior Pass will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. A new $20 annual Senior Pass will become available at the same time. See more information about changes to the Senior Pass.
- Additional information:
- The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
- The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
- Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Interagency Senior Pass (USGS website)
National Parks in Colorado:
Bent’s Old Fort in La Junta, Co
Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Montrose, CO
Colorado National Monument in Fruita, CO
Curecanti in Gunnison, CO
Dinosaur National Monument in Dinosaur, Colorado
Florissant Fossil Beds in Florissant, Co
Great Sand Dunes in Mosca, Co
Hovenweep National Monument
Mesa Verde in Cortex and Mancos, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park and Grand Lake, CO
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Kiowa County, CO
Yucca House National Monument in Cortez, CO