Plan Ahead

Are you planning a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park during the winter season?

Winter is a magical time to visit the park, a time when there are fewer crowds and it's easy to enjoy both solitude and snow on a winter wilderness adventure. However, snowpacked and icy roads, temperatures that frequenlty drop below freezing, and seasonal road closures can create challenges for visitors.

Extra planning is key to a successful winter adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park.

NPS Photo_Kim Grossman_Dream Lake


Planning a Summer Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park?

For summer trip planning tips and advice, click here to learn more about planning for a summer visit to the park.

Last updated: January 3, 2023

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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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