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 the glistening lakes in the subalpine zone and to the mountain peaks located in the alpine zone, there is something for everyone to discover. Along the way explore over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible wildlife viewing.

Visiting the Park in Winter

Visiting in May - Be Prepared for Winter

Visiting in May? Be prepared for Winter in Rocky. Learn how to plan for a winter trip to the park

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Timed Entry Permits Required 5/27-10/10

Get ready to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this summer

A crowd of people at Forest Canyon Overlook

Tips for Navigating Crowds

Rocky is busy during the spring and summer. Learn how to prepare for your visit.

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Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Learn About the different options available for park entrance fees and passes

Longs Peak covered in snow with snow covered trees in the foreground and a blue sky above

Plan Your Visit

Planning a trip to the park? Learn more about how to plan a successful visit to Rocky Mountain National Park

Two mule deer bucks are laying down in a golden brown grassy meadow

Current Conditions

What are the conditions like in Rocky Mountain National Park?

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


Interested in camping? Learn about Rocky Mountain National Park's Campgrounds and how to make reservations

Three tents are set up in a designated wilderness campsite

Overnight Backpacking Wilderness Permits

Learn all about overnight backpacking camping permits

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Tips for Planning a Safe Visit

Planning your next trip? Here are some tips to help you recreate responsibly

Lightning seen above the mountains


Weather in Rocky Mountain National Park can change rapidly! Learn what to expect in each season and how to best prepare for your visit.

Last updated: May 17, 2022

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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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