Rocky Mountain National Park Now Requires Reservations to Enter


Beginning June 4, 2020, Rocky Mountain National Park will require visitors to have an entry permit or a camping reservation in order to enter the park. Entry permit reservations will available in blocks of two hours beginning at 6 a.m. each morning. The goal of this timed entry system is to allow the park to open in a way that gives visitors and staff an opportunity to comply with Federal, State and Local COVID-19 public health guidelines.

There will be a $2 reservation fee, in addition to the national park entry fee of $25, for each reservation, which will be payable at the time of booking. All visitors – even those with National Park Passes – will be required to have a reservation; however pass holders will not be charged a park entrance fee. If you plan to visit the park several days in a row, a separate entry permit will be required for each day you visit.

Reservations for June 4, 2020 to July 31, 2020 can be purchased now at Once you make your reservation you will receive an e-mail confirmation with an attached permit. Print out a copy of the permit to show to the ranger on duty at the entrance station.

Entry permits for the rest of the season will be available to purchase in several phases.

Phase 1 — July 1, 2020

Visitors will be able to make reservations for the month of August, as well as any remaining days in July that have not been booked.

Phase 2 — August 1, 2020

Visitors will be able to make reservations for the month of September, and any other days that have not been booked in August.

Phase 3 – September 1, 2020

Visitors will be able to make reservations for the month of October, as well as for any available days in September.

Refunds are available for unused reservations, up to 72 hours prior to the visit.

Please note that you need a permit to drive on Trail Ridge Road even if you don’t plan to stop along the way, if you are not a local resident. A Commuter Permit is available for residents of Boulder, Grand and Larimer counties who live within 50 miles of a park entrance station. This permit is only good for non-stop passage through the park, and does not allow for any recreational use of the park.

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