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 »
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?
Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.