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.

Family around a campfire above Estes Park
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Estes Park Campgrounds

Planned activities, stocked fishing ponds and lodge-like clubhouses make staying at Estes Park’s campgrounds and RV Parks like returning to the youthful days of summer camp. Take a nature hike. Sing songs around a campfire. Roast marshmallows. Stare up at the stars, marveling at their clarity. It’s all part of the Estes Park camping experience. Pop the camper or pull-through to hook up in locations where the mountain views prove as pretty as a postcard. Or, pitch a tent in shady seclusion (though still within easy access to bathhouses and toilets).Choices abound—from locations near downtown to others at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park—each one an ideal base from which to explore the area. For information on camping in Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit the park camping page.