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.

Pick Up Maps & Info At the Estes Park Visitor Center

Visitor Centers

Orientation

Get familiar with all there is to do in the Town of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park at one of the local visitor centers. You will enjoy the friendly service, ample information and self-help resources found at all area centers.

Town of Estes Park Visitor Center

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Estes Park Visitor Center sees over 400,000 people each year! You will find the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue, near the intersection of Highways 34 and 36. 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.

The Estes Park Visitor Center Staff and volunteer Ambassadors will welcome you to our mountain village. From restaurants to lodging, activities to wildlife, this knowledgeable Visitor Services team is here to help guide you on your stay. The Visitor Center has ample parking and acts as a hub for the free summer shuttle buses and downtown trolley, allowing you hassle-free transportation around the town of Estes. Trails lead from the Visitor Center east to the Lake Estes Trail and west through the downtown riverwalk

Additional Services at the Estes Park Visitor Center:
  • Information on the Estes Park area, wildlife and outdoor activities
  • Books about Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park to peruse and purchase
  • Brochures and information about Estes Park lodging, activities, dining, shopping and services
  • Guest computers with internet to access online information and maps
  • Free wireless internet
  • Clean, indoor public restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Beautiful picnic areas and benches
  • Access to the Estes Park trail system
  • Online guest information guides
     

Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers

Rocky Mountain National Park has seven visitor centers located throughout the park, each offering information and resources to help you craft an amazing park adventure. Hours and services vary for each center and by season. For details on the Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers, and the services they offer, please see our page about Rocky Mountain National Park.