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 contact us at least three months in advance of your desired date for ranger-led programs. To schedule a program for the East Side (access through Estes Park), please call 970-586-1338. To schedule a program for the West Side (access through Grand Lake), please send an email to our education department.
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: July 28, 2022