Indian Peaks Wilderness Large Group Day Use Permits

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee Ng

This is the page to purchase Indian Peaks Wilderness Large Group Day Use Permits.

Permits go on sale at 8 a.m. MT, Thursday, March 16, 2023. Permits sell out quickly. 

This may not be the only permit you need for your trip. Overnight Permits, Day Use Permits and Parking Reservations are required to visit Indian Peaks Wilderness depending on season, group size, and location. Before purchasing this permit, view all requirements at Indian Peaks Wilderness.  

Indian Peaks Wilderness is located along the Continental Divide between Boulder County to the east and Grand County to the west. Indian Peaks Wilderness is a popular destination for day hiking, backpacking, fishing, and viewing wildlife.

Indian Peaks Wilderness is divided into 17 backcountry zones. Each zone has a permit quota to ensure enjoyment by all visitors and to protect and preserve the wilderness environment from the adverse cumulative impacts due to repeated use.

Permit & Season Information

This permit allows the permit holder and their large group (8-12 people) to take a DAY-TRIP in one of the selected Backcountry Zones within Indian Peaks Wilderness. The permit holder will have the ability to print their permit through their Recreation.gov account starting 7 days prior to the permit entry date. 

This may not be the only permit you need for your trip. Overnight Permits, Day Use Permits and Parking Reservations are required to visit Indian Peaks Wilderness depending on season, group size, and location. Before purchasing this permit, view all requirements at Indian Peaks Wilderness.    

Need to Know

Regulations –These regulations exist to protect and preserve the Indian Peaks for present and future generations. The following are subject to $5000 in fines and/or 6 months imprisonment:

Motorized/Mechanized Equipment

Pets

Group Size

Camping

Campfires

Recreation Livestock

Backcountry Safety

Be prepared for changing and severe weather conditions: Afternoon thunder and lightning storms are common in the mountains. Avoid exposed areas and tall single trees during storms. High winds can cause beetle-weakened trees to fall.

Leave No Trace

Fee Policy

Each Large Group Day Use Permit costs $11.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: 

Change Policy:

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Phone Number

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests & Pawnee National Grassland Visitor Information: 970-295-6600

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