Welcome to 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.

Aspen trees have lost their leaves in fall
Plan Your Fall Trip to Rocky

Planning to visit Rocky in October or November? Learn more about planning for a fall trip to the park.

Park Entrance Fees and Passes
Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

Visitors are hiking on the Tundra Communities Trail in summer
Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access

Learn more about Rocky's Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Plan

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

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

A hiking trail in RMNP is icy and covered in recent snow.
Going Hiking? Be Prepared for Snow & Ice

Learn about recent trail conditions

A vehicle is driving on Bear Lake Road with the mountains in the distance in fall
Park Roads

Learn about what roads are open during the fall season.

A bull elk is in a meadow with a group of cow elk
Are You Wild About Wildlife?

Learn about the wildlife that call Rocky home.

Winter Camping
Winter Camping

Interested in camping between October and May? Learn more about planning for a winter season camping trip.

Three tents are set up in a designated wilderness campsite
Overnight Backpacking Wilderness Permits

Learn all about overnight backpacking camping permits

New water lines are being installed along Moraine Park Road
Moraine Park Campground Project

The Moraine Park Campground and Utility Project is underway! Learn more about this critical Great American Outdoors Project happening now

The Fall River Entrance to RMNP is under construction. Orange cones line the lane to the kiosk.
Traffic and construction at FRE

The Fall River Construction Project is underway. Learn more about this critical project

Explore the Parks' Webcams

Explore the Parks' Webcams

A view of Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire in 2020
Fire Information and Conditions

Fire Information and Conditions

Last updated: November 9, 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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