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.

Hikers and Dog Atop Kruger Rock

Dog-Friendly Activities

Because who wants to leave their best friend at home?

Dogs aren't allowed on trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. As the most popular attraction around Estes, this may make bringing a dog seem difficult. However, if you check out our 5 Best Trails to Hike With Your Dog, not only will you be able to bring your favorite four-legged friend, but you'll leave some of the crowds behind as well.

Don't forget the dog park with (in our opinion) the best views! Located along Highway 36 on Community Drive, the Estes Valley Dog Park has space for your dogs to run and play, an obstacle course, and a beach for pups to splash and swim.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out our pet-friendly lodging options.