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.

Infographic showing a QR code and details on the Timed Entry Permit Reservation System

Timed Entry Permits Required 5/27-10/10

Get ready to visit Rocky Mountain National Park this summer

The trail to Dream Lake is snowpacked and icy. A hiker is using traction devices and hiking poles.

Visiting in May? Be Prepared for Winter

A hiker is using traction devices on the trail to Dream Lake in late May

A visitor is sitting on a rock in summer and looking at the sky

Plan Your Summer Trip to Rocky

A visitor is sitting on a rock in summer and looking at the sky

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.

Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

Visitor walking on a hiking trail

Recreate Responsibly - Think Safety

Be safety Aware when Recreating in Rocky.

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.

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

A group of Junior Rangers are being sworn in at Hidden Valley

Things to do with Kids - Junior Rangers

A group of Junior Rangers are being sworn in at Hidden Valley - Rocky's Junior Ranger Headquarters

A cow elk is with her newborn calf in a meadow

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Last updated: May 24, 2022

Park footer

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.

Contact Us

Stay Connected