Soldier Pass Motorized Use Permit

Coconino National Forest Recreation

Welcome to the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest! Enjoy views of Sedona’s iconic red rocks while driving Soldier Pass Road (FR9904) through an Arizona cypress forest. FR9904 is one mile of unpaved, rough road providing motorized access to natural features such as the Devil's Kitchen sinkhole and Seven Sacred Pools. The four-wheel drive portion of Soldier Pass Road is located off of the paved portion of Soldier Pass Road and Rim Shadows Drive in Sedona, AZ. This permit is for motorized road access only, it does not authorize parking at the Soldier Pass Trailhead.

Permit & Season Information

This permit is for day use only and allows motorized access to Soldier Pass Road only. It does not authorize parking at the Soldier Pass Trailhead. Permits are available year-round. A maximum of 12 permits will be issued per day, with one vehicle per permit. You may apply for only one permit at a time, and you must wait until after your permit date before requesting another permit. You may apply for a permit up to 90 days in advance. Permits are available to individuals only. Businesses, clubs, and organizations may not apply. For a group with multiple vehicles, each driver is required to apply for a permit. Permits are non-transferable.

Your permit is available to print starting seven days in advance and up to the day of entry. You must print your permit from "My Reservations" in order to receive the gate lock combination.

Need to Know

Soldier Pass Road is a special place to many people. It is used by hikers, mountain bikers, UTVs, and 4x4 vehicles. Being prepared will help you enjoy your trip. Important information about this Day Use Only permit: 

Fee Policy

Reservation Fee: $6.00 non-refundable reservation fee, per permit

Recreation Fee: None

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to use it. This allows space to become available for others. You may cancel up to the day of your reservation date. All fees are non-refundable. In the event that the Forest Service is required to close the road due to weather, natural disasters, or fire danger, all reservations will receive a full refund for these instances only.

Change Policy: Permits are non-transferable. Changing the date of your reservation requires you to cancel your existing reservation and make a new reservation, should space be available. The $6.00 reservation fee is non-refundable.

You may change your vehicle information up to eight days prior to your reservation date, before printing your permit. Once you print your permit, changes cannot be made.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

8375 State Route 179 PO Box 20429 Sedona AZ 86341

Visitor Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week

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