Rocky is a Popular Place!
More people than ever before are coming to experience the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park: in 2016, the park had over 4.5 million visitors—more than only three other national parks. While this level of visitation means that new and larger audiences are learning about and experiencing this incredible place, it also presents challenges.
What To Expect
Rocky is busiest throughout the summer and on fall weekends. In these busy times, especially between 10 am and 3 pm, you should expect:
When crowding reaches unsafe levels, vehicle access may be restricted in the Alpine Visitor Center parking area, Bear Lake corridor, and Wild Basin area. In 2016, these restrictions were put in place most weekends from late June through September.
What You Can Do
Last updated: June 9, 2017