Who Needs a Research Permit?
Please go to the National Park Service Permit System to apply for a Research Permit.
Information Specific to Social Scientists
You must obtain a Research Permit from the park as well. Rocky Mountain National Park is the site of between two and seven surveys a year, most occurring in June, July, and August. To minimize the likelihood that visitors will be approached by multiple surveyors, the park carefully considers both the location and timing of survey distribution. A member of the Research staff will contact you to discuss details after they receive your permit application.
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.