Fees & Passes

FEES to INCREASE October 1st
Starting October 1, 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park increased entrance fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park. Because of Rocky's proximity to the populated Colorado Front Range, the park will be adding a single day pass to the existing option of fees. This "Day Use Pass" will be $20 while the weekly pass will increase to $30 for those visitors who intend to enjoy the park for multiple days. The annual park pass will increase to $50 and eventually increase to $60 by 2017. Campground fees will increase to $18 a night for winter rates and $26 a night for summer rates. Campground fees are based on comparable fees for similar services in nearby campgrounds.

Fee Free Days in 2015:
January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14 - 16: Presidents' Day weekend
April 18 - 19: National Park Week's opening weekend
August 25: National Park Service's Birthday
September 26: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

Entrance Fees
(available at all Rocky Mountain National Park entrance stations)
Beginning October 1, 2015
Automobile Per Person Motorcycle
1-Day Pass $20 $10 $20
7-Day Pass $30 $15 $25

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Annual Pass for Rocky Mountain National Park ($50 starting October 1, 2015)
  • A $50 pass which provides unlimited entry to this park for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Available at all Rocky Mountain National Park entrance stations.
  • You can also purchase online by credit card here.
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America the Beautiful - National Parks and
Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
- $80 annual pass available to everyone
- Can be used at any federal recreation site
- Can be obtained in person at all entrance stations
or by calling 1-888-275-8747 ext 3, 8am - 4pm
Mountain time, or online here.
- Non-transferable
- FAQ's about the Interagency Annual Pass.

Annual 4th Grade Pass
- Available to U.S. 4th graders
- Includes home-schooled & free
choice learners 10 years of age
- Must have a valid Every Kid in a Park
paper voucher
- Paper vouchers can be obtained by
visiting Every Kid in Park website.
- Pass is valid for the duration of the 4th
grade school year through the following
summer (September - August)
- Digital versions of the voucher will not
be accepted
- The pass is non-transferable
- Educators can be involved! Learn
more the Every Kid in a Park website.
- FAQ's about the Annual 4th Grade pass.

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America the Beautiful - Senior Pass
- $10 Lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or
permanent residents age 62 or over.
- Can be used at any Federal Recreation site.
- May be obtained in person at all entrance
stations or by mail using this application. The
cost of obtaining the pass through the mail is $20.
- At Rocky, provides a 50% discount for camping.
- FAQ's about the Interagency Senior Pass.

America the Beautiful - Access Pass
- Free for U.S. residents or permanent
residents with permanent disabilities
- May be obtained in person at all entrance
stations or through the mail with this application.
- The cost of obtaining the pass through the
mail is $10 for processing (the pass is free)
- Applicants must provide documentation.
- At Rocky, provides 50% discount for camping.
- Can be used at any Federal Recreation site.
- FAQ's about the Interagency Access Pass.

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America the Beautiful - Military Pass
- Free annual pass for active duty U.S. military personnel and dependents.
- Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing Common
Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173).
- FAQ's about the Annual Pass for U.S. Military.


Commercial Tour Fee

A fee will be assessed commercial tour vehicles based on passenger capacity. This means the total seating capacity, not the actual number of people.
1-6 people - $25.00
7-15 - $75.00
16-25 - $100.00
26 & over - $200.00
Annual and lifetime passes may not be used to pay for commercial tours.
Fees are good for the same group for seven days; show receipt for reentry.


Your Fee Dollars at Work

The Federal lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) funds projects in Rocky Mountain National Park that will help improve visitor experience and protect resources for future generations. Since 1997, over $60 million of entrance and camping fees has been spent on various improvements and projects in Rocky. The projects completed in 2013 include the following:

  • Sewer upgrades to piping in Moraine Park Campground
  • Comfort station remodels at Aspenglen Campground
  • Historic rock walls rehabilitated on Trail Ridge Road
  • Trails rehabilitated on Flattop Mountain, Finch Lake, Lawn Lake and North Inlet
  • Park roadways striped and road shoulders stabilized
  • Constructed accessible campsites in Aspenglen Campground
  • Solid waste collection improved to reduce visitor and bear confrontations
  • Mitigate hazard trees alond the road corridors for visitor safety

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