Timed Entry Permit Reservations: Park Access+ Includes Bear Lake Road

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Reservation Options: Park Access+

Are you interested in visiting Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, Moraine Park, or hiking on any trails beginning at Glacier Gorge Trailhead or other trailhead destination located along the Bear Lake Road? Then the Park Access+ Timed Entry Permit is for you!

Beginning on May 26 through October 22, Park Access+ Timed Entry Permits are required to access all areas on the Bear Lake Road Corridor between the hours of 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. MDT. Timed entry permit reservations are available in two-hour windows of time.

RMNP Timed Entry Permit Map showing the Bear Lake Road Corridor

Trying to Decide Which Reservation Option is best? Explore the Bear Lake Road Corridor

Many of Rocky Mountain National Park's most popular destinations are found within the Bear Lake Road Corridor, including Moraine Park, Sprague Lake, Park & Ride, Bear Lake, and more. Check out the map of the Bear Lake Road Corridor to help you plan your trip.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Bear Lake Road Corridor webpage?


How Can I Reserve My Park Access+ Timed Entry Permit?

To reserve a Park Access+ Timed Entry Permit, visit www.recreation.gov, use the Recreation.gov mobile app, or call 1-877-444-6777 to reach the Recreation.gov Reservation Call Center.

  • Timed entry permit reservations are not available in-person at park visitor centers or entrance stations. They must be reserved using Recreation.gov.
  • Don't have a timed entry permit to the park? You can enter all areas of Rocky Mountain National Park, except for the Bear Lake Road corridor, before 9 a.m. or after 2 p.m. without a permit.
  • Timed entry permit reservations will be released beginning at 8 a.m. MDT on May 1 for the dates of May 26 through June 30. To see the full release schedule, visit the main timed entry page at https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/timed-entry-permit-system.htm.


Have Additional Questions?

Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions section located on the main timed entry webpage at https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/timed-entry-permit-system.htm.

Last updated: August 11, 2023

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