Fort Riley, Kansas


Fort Riley Installation Access

Temporary access control changes at Fort Riley

Beginning September 4, due to road construction being conducted overnight at and near Fort Riley’s Trooper access control point, that access control point will be closed nightly at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, reopening the following weekday morning at 5:30 a.m. Trooper access control point will be closed on weekends.

Throughout the period of construction, scheduled to complete Sept. 24, Grant access control point will be open 24 hours a day.

The Trooper access control point will also be closed on Saturday, Sept. 1, in order to move barriers in preparation for the upcoming construction work. That closure will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Grant access control point will open during those hours. Trooper will reopen once the preliminary work is completed on Saturday and remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday when the construction project begins.

Signage will direct drivers to use the correct access control point for entering and leaving Fort Riley.

For more information on Fort Riley access call the Directorate of Emergency Services Security Branch at 785-240-0630.

Fort Riley operates six access control points. 

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, Fort Riley will implement a Trusted Traveler Pilot Program at all operational access control points on Fort Riley. 

The following Department of Defense identification cardholders may serve as trusted travelers: Civilian employees, active-duty military, family members ages 18 and older and retired service members. Contractors and persons with installation passes/badges may NOT serve as trusted travelers. 

Trusted travelers who present a valid DoD ID card may vouch for seven additional passengers in the vehicle they are operating. All occupants 16 years of age and older will be required to present a government-issued photo ID and will not be vetted further. Escorted visitors under Trusted Traveler do not need an installation pass issued from the Visitor Control Center, but must remain with their escort at all times. Sponsors may not vouch for foreign nationals with foreign passports.

From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, drivers/sponsors may escort their non-DoD visitors through any access control point open for non-commercial traffic. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, all non-DoD visitors using this program must be escorted and signed in at Henry or Ogden access control points. 

The Trusted Traveler Pilot Program is authorized by Army regulations and orders and implemented at many other Army installations. The pilot will run for six months before being assessed for full implementation. 

This program is intended to reduce wait times at installation access control facilities while providing flexibility for trusted travelers to vouch for family members and guests. Changes of operating hours at the Visitor Control Center, Henry access control point, Exit 301, U.S. Interstate 70, are expected soon. 

Personnel not escorted by a Trusted Traveler must proceed with instructions listed below. 

Visitors not escorted by a Trusted Traveler — who wish to enter Fort Riley are reminded that a temporary Fort Riley Access Pass or Badge is required.  Anyone over the age of 16 must have a government issued photo ID. 

If you know the exact date of your visit, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to get a temporary pass or badge early by stopping by the Visitor Control Center. The Visitor Control Center (Bldg 885) is located just prior to the Henry Gate Access Control Point (Exit 301, U.S. Interstate Highway 70) and is open during the following operational hours to: Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.  /  Sat-Sun and Federal Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Commercial deliveries and vehicles must use exit 303 to K18 to the 12th Street Gate or Estes Gate off of U.S. Highway 77 to old Highway 77 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Commercial deliveries outside established commercial hours should coordinate prior approval through the Fort Riley Access Control Branch at (785) 239-3138

For questions regarding access requirements contact the Visitor Control Center at (785) 239-2982 or email . Emails will be answered within 48 hours Mon-Fri and 72 hours if received during weekends or Federal Holidays. Please note there are longer wait times for passes on weekday mornings and weekday afternoons when Soldiers and civilian employees are traveling to work and physical fitness activities. If you're unable to get a pass early, make sure to allow extra time the day of your visit to get through processing at the Visitor Control Center. For more information on the length of Riley Access Passes or Riley Access Badges click here. Emails sent from a non ".mil" email account are not encrypted, and therefore the information is not secure. Unauthorized access to, or interception of, your personal information by others during transmission is possible. Do not use email for discussion of sensitive or highly confidential issues.

Additional Information

Reference Info

  Visitor Control Center Map.

       Application Process
Trusted Traveler Information Poster
Trusted Traveler Information


    Real ID information

           Denial Criteria


 POF Registration Process

    Commercial vs Passenger