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.
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.
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.
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.