Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage
Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Plan A Field Trip
Come to Explore the Winter World of the Rocky Mountains!
Please Note: There will be major road re-construction along Bear Lake Road in 2012 and 2013. During the reconstruction, the road will be closed to all traffic Tuesday -Thursday. Winter shoeshoe programs for schools and organized groups will only take place Friday - Monday. Expect delays and plan your drive time accordingly.
Schedule a Visit
Any group wishing to visit one of the park visitor centers must make a reservation through the Education and Outreach Office. If you do not have a reservation, your group may be turned away.
Before making a reservation, please review the information for scheduling a self guided or ranger guided visit. Reservations are made on a first come first served basis. We recommend that you call at least three months in advance of your desired date for ranger-led programs.
To schedule a program, please call 970-586-3777.To request a fee waiver for a self guided visit, submit an e-mail, letter, or FAX to:
Fee Program Assistant
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517
FAX (970) 586-1352 or e-mail
Fee waivers must be requested in writing, on the institution's letterhead at least two weeks prior to the visit. Include a statement about your group's educational objectives.
Did You Know?
Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.