Fees & Passes

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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 through Recreation.gov.

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

  • Vehicle or motorcycle entrance passes valid for 1-day only

  • Vehicle or motorcycle entrance passes valid for 7-consecutive days

  • The Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass

  • and the 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.

Credit/Debit Cards Only
To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, only credit and debit cards—not cash—are being accepted at park entrance stations

 

Park Entrance Fees

1-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass - $30.00

Valid for date of purchase. Covers single, non-commercial vehicle with capacity of less than 16 passengers.

1-Day Per Person Entrance Pass - $15.00

Valid for date of purchase. Applies to walk-ins, bicycles, and non-commercial groups.

1-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass - $25.00

Valid for date of purchase. Covers one motorcycle.

7-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass - $35.00

Rocky Entrance Fee - vehicle entrance pass valid for 7 consecutive days

7-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass - $30.00

Rocky Entrance Fee - motorcycle entrance pass valid for 7 consecutive days

 

Interested in Purchasing Your Park Entrance Pass Online?

Whether you're planning a single visit or coming back multiple times a year, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a Rocky Mountain National Park site-specific digital pass online before you arrive.

You have immediate access to your digital pass and can easily download it on your phone or tablet. Your pass will also be emailed as a PDF and can be printed out for display when you arrive.
Purchase Passes

 

How Can I Purchase An Interagency or Lifetime Pass Before I Arrive at the Park?

Passes that are part of the America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series are not available for purchase via Recreation.gov. These passes are available for purchase in-person at park entrance stations or via the USGS Online Store.

 

Annual and Lifetime Entrance Passes

 
 

 

Free Entrance for U.S. Armed Service Veterans and Gold Star Families (Dependents)

Effective Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day) and every day onward, all U.S. armed service veterans and Gold Star dependents shall be granted free entrance to all Department of the Interior managed lands and waters. A visitor may prove their status as a veteran or a gold star dependent by presenting one of the following:

  • Department of Defense Identification Card;
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC);
  • Veteran ID Card; or
  • Veteran’s designation on a state-issued driver’s license or identification card.

Additional guidance regarding veterans and Gold Star dependents will be forthcoming.

 

Fee Free Days in 2022

January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 16 First day of National Park Week / National Junior Ranger Day
August 4 Great American Outdoors Act (Timed Entry Reservations Required)
September 24 National Public Lands Day (Timed Entry Reservations Required)
November 11 Veterans Day

To learn more about Timed Entry Permit Reservations and how to purchase them, visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/timed-entry-permit-system.htm
 

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.

 

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

Last updated: October 11, 2022

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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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