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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Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Planning a trip to Rocky? Timed Entry Permits are required during specific hours of the day through October 22, 2023. Click here for details

Visitors walking near AVC with green tundra ridges extending miles into the background
Plan Your Summer Trip

Planning to visit Rocky anytime from June through mid-October? Learn about what the park is like during the busy summer season.

Park Entrance Fees and Passes
Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

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.

A mountain river is flowing fast and there is a sign posted "Danger Swift Water."
Recreate Responsibly

When visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, take time to think about safety. Be prepared for lightning, swift water, ticks and more.

The Hiker Shuttle is picking up passengers
Shuttles and Public Transit

Learn more about the park's shuttles and public transit options

Vehicles are driving on the tundra curves on Trail Ridge Road in summer
Park Roads and Scenic Drives

Learn about the park's roads, including Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake Road, Old Fall River Road and more!

A hiking trail in RMNP is wet, muddy, and snow-covered.
Going Hiking?

Are trails muddy, snowy, or impacted by water? Learn about recent trail conditions.

A climber is climbing on the Chasm View Raps
Going Climbing?

Take time to know the park's climbing rules & regulations

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Recreate Responsibly - Leave No Trace

Help protect Rocky - Learn About How to Leave No Trace

RVs and tents are set up in a campground in RMNP
Learn About Camping

Camping is a fun activity for all ages. Learn more about Rocky's campgrounds.

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.
Fall River Entrance Construction

Learn more about the Fall River Entrance Construction Project

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

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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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