Commuter Permits

On This Page Navigation



Permanent residents of Larimer, Grand, or Boulder counties whose property is within 50 miles of the Beaver Meadows, Fall River, or Grand Lake Entrance Stations are eligible to apply for a Commuter Permit that authorizes non-recreational travel over Trail Ridge Road. The trip must begin and end within Grand, Boulder, and Larimer Counties.

To Apply

1. Verify you are a resident or landowner 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 residency and/or land ownership with the application. Proof of residency and/or landownership must be per an official document (i.e. warranty deed, utility bill, etc.) and must bear your name.

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.


  • 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, 2020

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.

Contact Us