Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

Timed Entry Permits & Rocky Mountain National Park

To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Colorado's Best Fall Getaways Happen in Estes Park

Exploring the incredible fall colors in Colorado can take on so many different attitudes. From leisurely escapes with scenic fall foliage drives and heart-warming comfort foods, to active autumn trips full of climbing new routes and summiting golden peaks. Whichever your dream fall vacation entails, you won't find a more inspiring mountain location than Estes Park.

Surrounded by the protected lands of Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest, Estes is not only home to hundreds of miles of trails, breathtaking views and chilly mountain streams. We are also home to thousands of wild elk, and this time of year they are in full rut - or mating season. The fantastic sights and sounds of the bull elk mating rituals add another dimension to autumn in these mountains. 

With so much to see and do, you'll want to start planning right away for your perfect Colorado fall getaway in the base camp to Rocky Mountain National Park. Read on for inspiration, travel tips and local recommendations: