Visitor Information

image of aSecurity Forces Personnel at front gate of the Air Force Academy
The Air Force Academy is Open to Visitors - The Academy welcomes all visitors to one of our country's National Historic Landmarks. We invite visitors to enter the installation through the North Gate between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Since the Academy is still under heightened security measures directed by NORTHCOM, non-DoD cardholders must present one form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license. During these heightened security measures, visitors may experience random precautionary measures and vehicle checks that may lead to extended wait times at the gate.

Additional Information

Groups - Persons or organizations who wish to sponsor events that will take place outside visitor hours must coordinate with the 10th Security Forces Pass and Registration Center. These events require a sponsor or organization to create an entry authority list, which must be turned in at least three business days prior to the day of the event. The Pass and Registration Center's operating hours are weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Pass and Registration is closed for all national holidays and 10th Air Base Wing down days. For more information, call 719-333-0441.

Handheld cell phone use while driving is prohibited. A driver may use a cell phone only with a handsfree device or if the vehicle is parked. Violators will be ticketed.
Large bags and backpacks are not allowed in the Visitor Center, the trail from the Visitor Center to the Cadet Chapel or the chapel. Pets are also not allowed.

Motorcycle riders must wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet with a strap and eye protection, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, full-fingered gloves or mittens and a brightly colored and reflective upper outergarment.

Bicyclists must wear helmets and reflective outerwear. Group riders must stay in single file with traffic on base roads. At this time the Santa Fe Trail remains closed until further notice. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 719-333-2025 or e-mail Community Relations