Rocky’s natural and scenic beauty, along with being one of the oldest national parks in our country, make it extremely popular. This also means that visitors to the park should be prepared for crowds, especially during the busy summer season.
What is the Best Way to Prepare for Crowds in the Park?
Tips to help you prepare for your next trip to Rocky:
Planning Your Summer Trip? Remember that Timed Entry Permit Reservations are Required
Timed Entry Permit Reservations will be required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 27 and October 10, 2022.
Two things will be required to enter any region of, or entrance to, the park:
Timed Entry Permits Reservations go on sale beginning on May 2, 2022. To purchase your Timed Entry Permit Reservations, visit www.recreation.gov
Want to Learn More about Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Planning?
Rapid growth in day use visitation and changing visitor use patterns in the park have degraded natural and cultural resources, diminished quality of the visitor experience, increased negative impacts to visitor and staff safety and created a heavy strain on the park's facilities and ability to perform daily operations.Day Use Visitor Access Strategy.In response to these negative impacts, the park has piloted various visitor use management strategies over the last six years. Want to learn more? Visit our webpage on
Last updated: April 20, 2022