Plan Your Visit

Rocky Mountain National Park offers an incredible range of expeirences for all visitors that change depending upon the time of year that you plan to visit, from wildlife viewing and scenic drives to camping, hiking, fishing and more!

Rocky Mountain National Park is open year-round, 24-hours/day. A park entrance fee is always required.

Planning for your next trip? Check out the resources below to learn about planning for a winter or summertime trip to the park, as well as park entrance fees, safety tips, camping information, and more!

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Plan Your Winter Trip to Rocky

Planning to visit Rocky from late October through Mid-May? Enjoy a snow-covered landscape.

Visitors are walking on the Tundra Communities trail in summer
Plan Your Summer Trip to Rocky

Planning to visit Rocky between late May and early September? Learn all about planning for a summer trip.

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Timed Entry Permit Reservations

Planning a trip for summer 2024? Depending on when you visit, a timed entry permit might be required. Learn more about timed entry permits.

Entrance Fees and Park Passes
Entrance Fees and Park Passes

Learn what park pass is right for you

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Going Hiking? Be Prepared for Snow & Ice

Learn about recent trail conditions

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Recreate Responsibly

When planning for a trip to Rocky, take time to think about safety.

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Park Roads

Learn about winter driving in Rocky.

Aspen trees are changing color from green to golden yellow and red
Plan Your Fall Trip to Rocky

Watch the hills come alive with color during the Fall season in RMNP

RVs and tents are set up in a campground in RMNP
Learn About Camping

Camping is a fun activity for all ages. Learn more about Rocky's campgrounds.

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Wilderness Overnight Backpacking

Thinking about going backpacking? Learn all about planning for a wilderness overnight backpacking trip.

Wildlife Viewing
Wildlife Viewing

Learn all about safe wildlife viewing

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Go Hiking!

Planning to go hiking? With over 350 miles of trails, learn more about your hiking options.

All About Accessibility
All About Accessibility

Discover the park's Accessibility Facilities and Trails

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Pet Regulations

Visiting Rocky with your pet? Learn about pet regulations



Last updated: January 29, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

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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