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.

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Plan Your Spring Trip to Rocky

Planning to visit Rocky this May or early June? Be prepared for varying conditions and snow at higher elevations

Park Entrance Fees and Passes
Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

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Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Planning to visit Rocky Mountain National Park from May 24 through mid-October? Click here to learn more about timed entry permits

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Roads in Spring

Learn about park roads

View looking down on Horseshoe Park, mountains in the distance have rain and snow misting them
All About Weather

Weather can change quickly in Rocky Mountain National Park. Be prepared!

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Safety & Wellness

Get ready for your next Rocky Mountain adventure. Learn about making a Trip Plan, Pack the Ten Essentials, and make an Emergency Plan

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

Learn about recent trail conditions

RVs and tents are set up in a campground in RMNP

Rocky's campgrounds are open for the summer camping season. Click here to learn more.

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

Thinking about going backpacking? Learn all about planning for a wilderness overnight backpacking trip.

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Get Ready - Plan Your Summer Trips

Explore different things to see and do inside Rocky Mountain National Park and get ready for your summer trips!

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

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

New, completed boardwalk on Sprague Lake Trail
Sprague Lake Boardwalk Project

Learn about the Sprague Lake Boardwalk Replacement Project

Visitors are Walking on the Tundra Communities Trail in summer. Alpine tundra flowers are in bloom.
Long-Range Visitor Day Use Access

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

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

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Check Out Rocky's Webcams

Did you know Rocky has several webcams? Check them out here!

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

Fire Information and Conditions

Last updated: May 25, 2024

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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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