Commuter Permits

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The Commuter Permit is available for qualifying persons through an application. Permanent Residents of Larimer, Grand, or Boulder counties whose primary property is within 50 miles of the Beaver Meadows, Fall River, or Grand Lake Entrance Stations will be eligible to apply for a Commuter Permit that authorizes non-recreational travel over Trail Ridge Road. The trip must begin and end within the Grand, Boulder, and Larimer Counties.

To Apply

1. Verify you are a permanent resident in one of these areas:

Boulder County
Allenspark, Boulder, Crisman, Eldora, Ferncliff, Gold Hill, Hygiene, Jamestown, Lafayette, Longmont, Lousiville, Lyons, Marshall, Meeker Park, Nederland, Niwot, Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Superior, Ward

Grand County
Fraser, Gore Pass, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Kremmling, Muddy Pass, Parshall, Shadow Mountain, Silver Creek, Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash, Winter Park

Larimer County
Bellvue, Berthoud, Campion, Drake, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Glen Haven, Laporte, Loveland, Masonville, Pinewood Springs, Teds Place, The Forks, Timnath

You must send proof of permanent residency with the application. Proof of permanent residence is determined by the address on your driver's license and copy of a utility bill showing permanent physical address of the residence.

2. Download and complete the Commuter Permit Application.

3. Email your completed application to

4. Once your application is received and approved, you'll receive an email with payment instructions. No check or cash will be accepted for commuter applications.


  • Subject to eligibility, the Commuter Permit is valid for three years from date of purchase for an administrative fee of $25. The Commuter Permit is valid only for non-recreational commuting over Trail Ridge Road and does not authorize recreational use in the park.

Last updated: August 4, 2021

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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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