Eating & Sleeping


Rocky has five campgrounds. Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, and Aspenglen are located on the east side of RMNP. Timber Creek Campgroud is the only campground located on the west side of the park. Longs Peak Campground is a tents only campground.

For all details on each campground, please visit the park's Campgrounds webpage.

Wilderness Overnight Backpacking

Are you interested in exploring Rocky's wilderness and backpacking? For all trip planning details, visit the park's Wilderness Overnight Backpacking webpage.


Unlike some national parks, there are no overnight accommodations in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are many lodging options in the nearby communities of Estes Park and Grand Lake.

Restaurants & Grocery Stores
From approximately late May through early October, there is one restaurant inside the park. The Trail Ridge Store includes a café and coffee bar adjacent to the Alpine Visitor Center along Trail Ridge Road. There are no grocery stores in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountain Conservancy sells very limited food items in the park visitor centers and bottled water at Bear Lake and Park & Ride during summer and fall.
Restaurants and grocery stores can be found in the local communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park.

Picnic Areas
If you prefer to bring your own food into the park, there are several areas for picnicking that provide tables, and sometimes restrooms and fire grates. All picnic areas are first-come, first-served and most can be found on the park map.

Last updated: March 29, 2024

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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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