Visitor Centers

Visitor Information, Services and Knowledge

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.

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

Year-Round: Open Daily (Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day) 

The busiest and most famous visitor center in the park, Beaver Meadows is open 362 days a year, and is located just before the southeast entrance to the park on Highway 36. At this center, you can watch a short video on the park (every half hour), interact will real park rangers, purchase gifts and guidebooks, and get your little ones started on the Junior Ranger Program. The center opened in 1967 and was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture firm. The center has handicapped-accessible and family restrooms available.

Fall River Visitor Center

Open Daily 

Located at the northeast entrance to Rocky along Highway 34, the Fall River Visitor Center features welcome information, on-site rangers and a special hands-on exhibit. The shops near the center offer a restaurant and gift shop. Fall River offers handicapped-accessible and family restrooms.

Alpine Visitor Center

Open Memorial Day through mid-October, weather permitting

At 11,796 feet, the Alpine Visitor Center is a favorite stop for summer and early fall travelers. Located at the top of Trail Ridge Road, this center is home to breathtaking views of the alpine tundra. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the nation. The center's services include ranger information, tundra exhibits and viewing scopes - as well as a gift shop and café. Wheelchair-accessible and vault restrooms are available at the Alpine Center. This center is open only when Trail Ridge Road is open. The status of Trail Ridge Road can be found here or by calling 970-586-1222.

Additional Rocky Mountain National Park Information Centers:

  • Sheep Lakes Information Station
    • On Highway 34, 1.8 miles west of the Fall River entrance in Horseshoe Park
    • Open in summer months only, now open daily
  • Moraine Park Discovery Center
    • Open Daily 
  • Kawuneeche Visitor Center
    • On Highway 34, one mile north of Grand Lake
    • Open year-round daily (Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day) 
  • Holzwarth Historic Site
    • On Highway 34, seven miles north of the Grand Lake Entrance
    • Interior closed in the winter

Additional information about these Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers can be found at the official Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Center webpage. 

Learn about the Estes Park Visitor Center and services in our Maps and Information section.