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Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry Permits

Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry Permits

Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry Permits

This summer Rocky Mountain National Park will be implementing a timed entry permit system in response to the need to the need for managing significant increases in visitation to public lands in Colorado and continued Covid-19 concerns, ongoing park seasonal staff shared housing challenges, reduced shuttle bus capacity and residual fire impacts in some areas of the park from historic fires in 2020.. The reservations are bookable through recreation.gov.

The system will run from May 28 to October 11, 2021. To learn more about the park reservation system, visit the Rocky Mountain National Park website. Here's an overview:

  • There will be two types of reservations available.
    • One permit will be for the Bear Lake Road Corridor, which will include the entire corridor and access to the rest of the park. This reservation period will be from 5 am to 6 pm.
    • The second permit will be for the rest of Rocky Mountain National Park, excluding the Bear Lake Road corridor. This reservation period will be from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Reservations to enter the park will go on sale through www.recreation.gov at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time on Saturday, May 1. Reservations will be available to enter the park from May 28 through June 30. One June 1, the system will begin accepting reservations for the month of July. On August 1, reservations will be available for the month of September. On September 1, reservations will be available for October.
  • Initially, 25 percent of permits will be held and available for purchase the day prior at 5 p.m. through recreation.gov. These are expected to sell out quickly and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead when possible.

Consider booking a tour with one of our member guides. By using a guide service, you can bypass the member reservation system while also learning more about the flora, fauna, and history of this beautiful area! Contact the guides directly to book and learn what is included in their tours.

          

                        

Estes Park is more than just mountains! Estes offers boutique shopping, craft beverages, excellent dining options, and plenty of other visitor activities. While you're here, explore everything that we have to offer. 

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