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.

Bierstadt Lake in Esters Park

Fire Restrictions & Information

7/13/2021

The East Troublesome - Thompson Zone and Cameron Peak Fires did not affect the Estes Valley or the Town of Estes Park. Stage 1 fire bans are in effect in Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest.

Good to know when planning your trip to Estes Park 

  • Stage 1 fire bans are in effect in Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest.
  • Many trails on the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park have reopened following 2020's wildfires. Learn which trails are open here.
  • Parts of Roosevelt National Forest have reopened, check this link for the most up-to-date information.
  • The surrounding fires did not affect the Estes Valley or the Town of Estes Park.

 

Fire restrictions and ban information

Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest are under Stage 1 fire bans. Find out what that means for each entity below.

Rocky Mountain National Park Information

Rocky Mountain National Park always has Stage 1 fire restrictions in place, where campfires are prohibited in the park, except within designated campfire rings in picnic areas and front-country campgrounds. Fireworks are always prohibited within the park. Park visitors are urged to use caution and vigilance regarding the use of fire in authorized locations. Find complete information here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm

Roosevelt National Forest Information

Roosevelt National Forest is operating under Stage 1 fire restrictions. Full details here. Following 2020's wildfires, find out which areas of the forest are open by checking this map, and check here for the most up-to-date information.

 

Emergency alerts

Sign up for emergency alerts for the duration of your stay in Estes Park.

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ESTES PARK VISITOR CENTER & INFORMATION

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Travel information is also available by calling the Visitor Center at 800-443-7837 or 970-577-9900 or via email at: VisitorServices@estes.org.

 

Last Updated 7/13/2021