General info about the Red Rock Pass Program

Where are the Red Rock Pass Vending Machines?

When you go for a hike in Sedona and park your vehicle at a trailhead parking area, you will most likely need a Red Rock Pass.  If you are unsure if you need one, check out our article about the Red Rock Pass program and how it works at Sedona Red Rock Pass Information.

Here you’ll find a list of the Sedona trails and locations where you can purchase your Red Rock Pass using an onsite vending machine.  Red Rock Passes are $5 a day, $15 for the week or $20 for the year.

Red Rock Passes are now available for purchase online at  All you need is your vehicle’s license plate number and a credit card.

For more specific information about the Red Rock Pass Program, visit the Coconino National Forest website at

Here’s a partial list of parking areas that may require a Red Rock Pass.

Baldwin Trailhead

Banjo Bill Picnic Area

Bell Rock Pathway Parking

Bootlegger Picnic Area

Boynton Canyon Trailhead

Cathedral Rock Trailhead

Courthouse Vista

Doe Mountain/Bear Mountain Trailhead

Encinoso Picnic Area

Halfway Picnic Area

Honanki Heritage Site

Huckaby Trailhead

Indian Gardens Visitor Center in Oak Creek Canyon

Jim Thompson Trailhead

Little Horse Trailhead

Midgley Bridge Observation Site

Palatki Heritage Site

Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center

V Bar V Heritage Site

Yavapai Vista

Where can I buy a Red Rock Pass in Person?

 If you would like to purchase the pass beforehand, check out the Sedona Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in Uptown Sedona, the Ranger Stations or at local hotels and businesses around Sedona.  If you have an America the Beautiful Interagency Pass, Golden Age Pass or the Golden Access Pass, purchasing a Red Rock Pass is probably not necessary, but check with the Red Rock Ranger Station to make sure.