Empire question

Haven’t been yet, How does it work If you buy a pass online do you need to print something out to take?

No its pretty much just the honour system. Pay for the pass and ride. There’s no one on site or u can drop money in the honour box at the trailhead

youll also get a reciept emailed when u purchase online if by some rare chance somone asks if u paid.
Ive ridden there quite a bit and have never seen any staff on site