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.

A person is hiking on a trail covered in fresh snow
Plan Your Winter Trip to Rocky

Winter is a magical time to visit Rocky, when the landscape is covered with snow.

Park Entrance Fees and Passes
Park Entrance Fees and Passes

Discover what different park entrance fee and pass options are available

The NPS Arrowhead appears on blue with text "Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry Reservations"
Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Planning a trip for Summer 2024? Learn About Timed Entry Permits

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

Learn about recent trail conditions

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 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
Wilderness Overnight Backpacking

Learn all about overnight backpacking camping permits


Tips to help your prepare for winter driving in the park

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

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

Webcam image of the Kawuneeche Valley, with recent snow on the ground

Check out Rocky's webcams

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

Fire Information and Conditions

Last updated: December 27, 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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