Fees & Passes

From May 28 through October 11, 2021, visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will need a timed entry permit AND an entrance pass to recreate in the park.

 

1. Timed Entry Permit

Reservations will be required. There are 2 reservation options. Bear Lake Road Corridor from 5AM-6PM which includes Rest of Park and, Rest of Park Area (Rest of Park and Rest of Park Area includes Wild Basin, Long's Peak, Trail Ridge Road, Fall River Area) which has a reservation period from 9AM-3PM. Outside those times no reservations needed. The link in the picture below is to buy a Timed Entry Permit.

Click HERE to read more about the Timed Entry Permit System.


 
 

2. Entrance Pass


An entrance pass must be accompanied by a timed entry reservation permit for entrance to the park (see above for details). Several options 1-day for $25, 7-days for $35 or variety of Annual and Lifetime passes. See Information under Entrance Passes below. Entrance fees may be purchased at any park entrance station. Annual and Lifetime Passes are valid for park entrance fees only.
 

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Entrance Passes

An entrance pass is always required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • All passes are available at all staffed park entrance stations.

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

Daily Entrance Passes


Purchase online.
 

1-Day Pass - Automobile - $25.00

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

1-Day Pass - Per Person - $15.00

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

1-Day Pass - Motorcycle - $25.00

Valid for date of purchase. Covers one motorcycle.

Timed Entry Permit System - Free

From May 28 through October 11, 2021, visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will need a timed entry permit and an entrance pass to recreate in the park. There are 2 reservation options. Bear Lake Road Corridor from 5AM-6PM which includes Rest of Park and, Rest of Park Area (Rest of park and Rest of Park Area includes Wild Basin, Long's Peak, Trail Ridge Road, Fall River Area) that has reservations from 9AM-3PM. Outside those times no reservations needed. Permit = $0, but $2 processing fee applies.

 

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 2021

January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
April 17 First day of National Park Week / National Junior Ranger Day
August 4 Great American Outdoors Act anniversary
August 25 National Park Service Birthday
September 25 National Public Lands Day
November 11 Veterans Day
 

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

Contact the Park

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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