Latest COVID-19 Update from Rocky Mountain National Park
Timed Entry Permit Reservations Required for All Areas
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the country. Last year, in July alone, the park received almost 1 million visitors. To increase park access while providing the public a reasonable opportunity to comply with health guidelines, the park temporarily implemented a timed entry system effective on June 4.
Permits issued using the reservation system allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance passes and reservations are required for all areas of the park, including outlying areas when arriving by vehicle whether a visitor parks within the park or outside the park boundary. This includes but is not exclusive to Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet.
Reservations to enter the park are available through Recreation.gov. On August 1, reservations became available for the month of September and any remaining days that had not been booked for August. On September 1, reservations will be available for the month of October and any remaining days in September that have not been booked.
Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Stores Open
Park rangers will continue to assist park visitors outside of the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Alpine Visitor Center, and the Wilderness Office. Rocky Mountain Conservancy Nature Stores have reopened inside the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Fall River Visitor Center, and the Alpine Visitor Center. Rocky Mountain Conservancy continues to offer Rocky-themed merchandise on their website.
When recreating, park visitors should follow local area health orders, maintain social distance and avoid high-risk outdoor activities. Please do not visit if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19. Park staff will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.
Last updated: August 3, 2020