Bierstadt Lake in Esters Park

COVID-19 and Travel to Estes Park

Updated 7/20/2020

We sure have missed you in Estes Park!

Estes Park lodging, restaurants and shops are now open and ready to welcome you once again. Safety precautions are in place, and in an effort to keep you and our community safe, please do your part and bring your mask! Rocky Mountain National Park is undergoing a phased reopening. The trails in and around Estes Park are alive with the sights and smells of spring.

We can’t wait to see you again!


Rocky Mountain National Park has increased recreational access and services

Phase Two - Timed Entry System Effective Indefintely Starting June 4

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the country. To increase park access while providing the public a reasonable opportunity to comply with health guidelines, the park will temporarily implement a timed entry system effective in Phase Two. The park will cease using this system in later phases of the reopening.

Frequently asked questions on the timed entry permit system can be found at:

For the most up to date information, visit:


Face Coverings

Regulations via both the state of Colorado and Larimer Count require visitors and residents to wear a face covering while inside in public places.



UCHealth Timberline is offering testing for both residents and guests at a drive-thru test site. The test site is open 10am-2pm, Monday through Friday. An appointment must be made via the UCHealth mobile app. Anyone can be tested at this time, without symptoms or a doctor's order. Questions will be fielded at (970) 586-2344.


Local Resources:

  • For information on Estes Park, including what is open, please call the Estes Park Visitor Center: 970.577.9900 / toll free: 800.443.7837. The Visitor Center remains closed.
  • For questions regarding Rocky Mountain National Park please call 970.586.1206 or visit


Virus Information:

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Information
  • Centers for Disease Control: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
  • General questions about COVID-19: Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.