Plan A Field Trip

Students play an educational game on a field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky's education staff provides a classroom without walls.

Courtesy NPS


Schedule a Visit

Rocky Mountain National Park offers offers a variety of ways for you and your students to experience the park. We offer two basic educational experiences - ranger guided field trips and self guided park visits. We also offer web-based distance learning programs. Educational groups coming to Rocky that are organized by an accredited educational institution, whether self guided or ranger guided, may qualify for a waiver of park entrance fees. Any group wishing to visit one of the park visitor centers must make a reservation through the Education and Outreach Office. If you do not have a reservation, your group may be turned away.

Before making a reservation, please review the information for scheduling a self guided or ranger guided visit. Reservations are made on a first come first served basis. We recommend that you call at least three months in advance of your desired date for ranger-led programs. To schedule a program, please call 970-586-1338.

Fee Waivers
To request a fee waiver for a self guided visit, submit an e-mail, letter, or FAX to:

Fee Program Assistant
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517

FAX (970) 586-1451

Fee waivers must be requested in writing, on the institution's letterhead at least two weeks prior to the visit. Include a statement about your group's educational objectives.

Last updated: August 9, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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