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.

Estes Park Sunset Aerial View

Rooftop Rodeo

July 5-10, 2021

The Rooftop Rodeo is on for 2021! At this point, attendance is limited. Tickets on sale now!

There's non-stop, rip-roarin' cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park's annual Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event. It has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation, along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest, and the #1 summer rodeo in Colorado by Real American Cowboy Magazine. Nightly professional rodeo performances, with world-class stock from PRCA Hall of Fame stock contractor Cervi Championship Rode.

Bucking Bronco at the Rooftop Rodeo

Each night of the Rodeo features unique themes and/or promotions:

  • Monday, July 5 -- Military Appreciation Night:
    • Military personnel and their families pay just $10 per person for general admission
  • Tuesday, July 6 -- Family Night: 
    • Tickets for children (ages 3-12) are just $5 each   
  • Wednesday, July 7 -- Locals Night:
    • Locals receive a 25 percent discount on general admission with online coupon code "80517" (only when ordering tickets online or purchasing in advance at the Event Center office)  
  • Thursday, July 8 -- First Responders Night:
    • First Responders and their families pay just $10 per person for general admission
  • Friday, July 9 -- Fiesta at the Rodeo:
    • Fiesta-themed live music before the rodeo and during Pre-Show
  • Saturday, July 10: Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night 
    • We encourage you to proudly wear pink to show your support for breast cancer awareness and research.

Official Rooftop Rodeo Website