Rocky is a Popular Place!
More people than ever before are coming to experience the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park: in 2018, the park had over 4.5 million visitors— the third most visited national park in the country. 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 9 am and 3 pm, you should expect:
When parking areas fill and heavy congestion warrants, vehicle access may be restricted in the Bear Lake Road corridor, the Wild Basin area and the Alpine Visitor Center parking area. In 2018, these restrictions occurred most days in July and August, in addition to weekends in June and September.
What You Can Do
Last updated: January 6, 2020