Fees & Passes

 
Fall River Entrance Station
Vehicles are lined up to enter Rocky Mountain National Park

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Entrance Fees and Park Passes

A valid entrance fee or park pass is always required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • This includes, but is not exclusive to, Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet.


All park entrance fees and passes are available for purchase at Rocky's staffed park entrance stations. Fees and passes can also be purchased online.

Several different entrance fee and pass options are available. These include:

  • Vehicle, motorcycle, or individual (bicycles/walk-ins) entrance passes valid for 1-day only

  • Vehicle, motorcycle, or individual (bicycles/walk-ins) entrance passes valid for 7-consecutive days

  • The Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass
  • America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - including the interagency Annual Pass, the Interagency Annual Senior Pass, the Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass, the Interagency Access Pass, the Annual Military Pass, and the 4th Grade Pass.
  • Plan ahead - Annual and Lifetime passes purchased online take 2–4 weeks to arrive by mail. If you're planning to visit us in the next month, please wait and purchase your Annual or Lifetime pass in-person upon arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park.

 

Overview of entrance requirements

All visitors MUST have

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass

$15.00–$35.00

A valid entrance fee or park pass is always required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes, but is not exclusive to, Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet.

1-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass: this pass is valid for one private vehicle to enter RMNP for one day only. All passengers inside the vehicle are covered.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass - $35.00 This vehicle entrance pass is valid entry to RMNP for 7 consecutive days

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

1-Day Per Person Entrance Pass - $15.00 This park entrance fee is for individuals, walk-ins, bicycles, and non-commercial groups for 1-day only.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

1-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass: this pass is valid for one private motorcycle to enter RMNP for one day. One pass is good for one motorcycle.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass - $30.00 This park entrance fee is valid for one motorcycle to enter RMNP for 7 consecutive days

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Per Person Entrance Pass - $20.00 This park entrance fee is for individuals, walk-ins, bicycles, and non-commercial groups who will be visiting the park over up to 7 consecutive days.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

Annual Entrance - Park

$70.00
RMNP Park-specific Annual Pass

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

2024 Fee-free Days

No entrance pass required on these days:

 

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.

If you are providing a multi-day road-based tour, please consider the National Park Service's guidance when it comes to providing such a service during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 
Tent and bear box at Timber Creek Campground
Tent site in Timber Creek Campground

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Planning to go Camping?

For detailed information on camping in Rocky Mountain National Park and campground fees, visit the park's Campgrounds page.

Planning to go backpacking wilderness camping in Rocky Mountain National Park? If so, visit the park's Backpacking Wilderness Camping page for all details and fees.

 

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 along the road corridors for visitor safety

Last updated: October 22, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

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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