Fees & Passes

Fee Free Days in 2016

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
April 16–24 National Park Week
August 25–28 National Park Service Birthday Weekend
September 24 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day


Entrance Fees

Automobile Pedestrian and Bicycle Motorcycle
1-Day Pass $20 $10 $20
7-Day Pass $30 $15 $25

All passes are available at all park entrance stations.
Some fees increased on October 1, 2015. Learn more.



These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car.

Annual Passes

  • Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass: $50
    Provides unlimited entry to Rocky for one year from date of purchase. Purchase online.
  • America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass: $80
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas. Purchase online.
  • Annual 4th Grade Pass: Free
    Annual pass covering entrance fees for 4th grade students (including home-schooled and free choice learners 10 years of age) for 2015–2016 school year (September–August). To get the pass, visit the Every Kid in a Park website, print a paper voucher, and bring it with you to a park entrance station. (Digital version of the voucher will not be accepted.)
  • America the Beautiful Military Pass: Free
    Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active military personnel and their dependents. (Must be obtained in person at a federal recreation site by showing Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form 1173)).

Lifetime Passes

  • America the Beautiful Senior Pass: $10
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents age 62 or older. (You can get this pass by mail for an additional $10.)
  • America the Beautiful Access Pass: Free
    Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. (You can get this pass by mail for an additional $10.)

Find more information about passes.


Commercial Tour Fees

A fee will be assessed commercial tour vehicles based on passenger capacity. This means the total seating capacity, not the actual number of people.

1–6 people $25.00
7–15 $75.00
16–25 $100.00
26 & over $200.00

Annual and lifetime passes may not be used to pay for commercial tours.
Fees are good for the same group for seven days. Show receipt for reentry.


Your Fee Dollars at Work

The Federal lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) funds projects in Rocky Mountain National Park that will help improve visitor experience and protect resources for future generations. Since 1997, over $60 million of entrance and camping fees has been spent on various improvements and projects in Rocky. The projects completed in 2013 include the following:

  • Sewer upgrades to piping in Moraine Park Campground
  • Comfort station remodels at Aspenglen Campground
  • Historic rock walls rehabilitated on Trail Ridge Road
  • Trails rehabilitated on Flattop Mountain, Finch Lake, Lawn Lake and North Inlet
  • Park roadways striped and road shoulders stabilized
  • Constructed accessible campsites in Aspenglen Campground
  • Solid waste collection improved to reduce visitor and bear confrontations
  • Mitigate hazard trees alond the road corridors for visitor safety
October 1st, 2015 Fee Increase
On October 1, 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park increased entrance fees to fund important maintenance and improvement projects. Because of Rocky's proximity to the populated Colorado Front Range, the park added a single day pass option. This "Day Use Pass" is $20 while the weekly pass is $30. The annual park pass increased to $50 and will increase to $60 by 2017. Campground fees increased to $18 a night for winter rates and $26 a night for summer rates.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Have questions? We've got answers! Call 8am–4:30pm Mountain Time to speak with park staff (recorded information after hours). For Trail Ridge Road status, call (970) 586-1222.

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