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Columbine Pass Information
Columbine Pass Information

Columbine Pass - $14.00

For Disabled Colorado Residents

The Columbine Pass offers a discounted pass for disabled Colorado residents that is transferable between vehicles. The Columbine pass is available by application only with proof of eligibility.

The Columbine Pass will allow permanently and totally disabled individuals to:

  • Purchase an entrance pass for $14.00 annually instead of the regular vehicle cost of $70. 

  • Transfer the pass between vehicles, allowing the Columbine Pass holder and other vehicle occupants park entrance. The pass holder must be present for the pass to be valid. 

  • Visit over 42 state parks for a 12 month period from the date of purchase. (Please note: An additional $3 annual fee will be collected at Cherry Creek State Park for the Water Basin Authority.) 

Who is eligible for a Columbine Pass?

To qualify for a Columbine Pass, the applicant must be a Colorado resident and provide acceptable documentation of a total and permanent disability from one of the following:

  • A photocopy of a TPQY or Benefit Verification form from the Social Security Administration (obtained by calling 1-800-772-1213 and asking the operator for your TPQY); or 

  • A photocopy of a letter from the Veterans Administration indicating a permanent and total disability (call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 for information); or 

  • A photocopy of a Division of Workers' Compensation "Final Admission of Liability" form indicating permanent total disability; or 

  • A signed physician's letter attesting that there is a physical or mental impairment which prevents gainful employment and that the impairment is reasonably certain to continue throughout the person's lifetime. 

To avoid time delays in processing your application, the above documentation should be current and issued within the past 12 months.

How can I get a Columbine Pass?

The Columbine Pass application may be downloaded as a word document: 12 month Columbine application. Applications are also available at the region offices of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Division headquarters in Denver – not at the individual parks or through any pass concessionaires. Columbine Pass applications can be obtained and will be accepted by mail or in person at these locations:
 
  • ​Colorado Parks & Wildlife Broadway Office, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80216

  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Denver Office, 1313 Sherman St. # 618, Denver, CO, 80203

  • Southeast Region Office, 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. (719) 227-5250.

  • Rocky Mountain Region Office, P.O. Box 700, Clifton, CO 81520

  • Littleton Complex, 13787 South Hwy. 85, Littleton, CO 80125. (303) 791-1920. 

Upon completion of the Columbine Pass application​ -- including documentation of "total and permanent disability" from either the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation or a physician and payment of the $14.00 fee, the Columbine Pass will be mailed to an approved applicant within 30 days. 

Candidates whose application has been denied will receive written notification within 20 working days of application receipt by the Division. Any fees paid will be refunded.

Check out Frequently Asked Questions for more information.​