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 ranger guided field trips, self guided field trip support and a variety of virtual programs for grades K-12. Please review this information in advance. 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.

Reservations for ranger guided field trips are made on a first come first served basis. Ranger guided field trips are free. 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) or the West Side (access through Grand Lake), please e-mail us.

Fee Waivers
To request a fee waiver for a self guided field trip, please visit the educational fee waiver page for the latest information. Fee waivers must be requested at least two weeks prior to the visit.

Last updated: December 12, 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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