Experience a Land of Extremes!

Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles (265,807 acres) encompasses a spectacular range of mountain environments. From meadows found in the montane life zone to glistening alpine lakes and up to the towering mountain peaks, there is something for everyone to discover. Along the way explore over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible wildlife viewing.

Winter snowshoeing in RMNP

Plan Your Winter & Spring Trip to Rocky

Planning to visit Rocky Mountain National Park between January and May? Learn how to be prepared for winter conditions.

Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

Two people are hiking in the snow using traction devices

Learn About Trail Conditions

Learn About Trail Conditions

Weather changes quickly - a view of storm clouds rolling in over the mountains

What's the Weather Like?

Weather and temperatures can vary greatly in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take the time to know the upcoming forecast for the park.

Snow is seen along the Tundra along Trail Ridge Road

Know Before You Go - Park Roads

Learn about park roads

A cow elk is with her newborn calf in a meadow

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Interested in Winter Camping?

Interested in Winter Camping?

What do I need to know for camping this winter?

Three tents are set up in a designated wilderness campsite

Overnight Backpacking Wilderness Permits

Learn all about overnight backpacking camping permits

RMNP Timed Entry Reservations Infographic

Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Learn About Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Visitors walking near AVC with green tundra ridges extending miles into the background

Plan Ahead for Summer

Yes, it's winter, but: it's never too late to start planning for summer, Rocky's busiest season.

A group of visitors are snowshoeing on a snowpacked trail

Recreate Responsibly - Think Safety

Think about your safety when recreating in Rocky Mountain National Park

A person is sitting at a lake

Recreate Responsibly - Leave No Trace

Help protect Rocky - Learn About How to Leave No Trace

Bighorn Sheep in Winter

Take the Rocky Pledge!

Take the Rocky Pledge and help protect the park and its resources

A view of Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020

Fire Information and Conditions

Fire Information and Conditions

A large crowd of visitors are clustered together at the Bear Lake Trailhead on a typical summer say

Long-Range Visitor Day Use Access

Learn more about ideas and strategies for RMNP's long-range visitor day use access planning

A car has pulled up to the Fall River Entrance to Rocky. There are three traffic lanes and booths.

Fall River Construction Project

The Fall River Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is going to be under construction

Three RV-campsites with picnic tables are seen in a grassy area

Moraine Park Campground Project

Learn about the upcoming Moraine Park Campground and Headquarters East Utility Rehabilitation Project

Last updated: March 24, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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