Fees and Hours - Rocky Mountain National Park

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Fees and Hours - Rocky Mountain National Park

Individuals and Families - Seven-day automobile pass is $15

Pedestrians, Bicycles Motorcycles and Mopeds - Seven-day pass is $5 per person, not to exceed $10 per vehicle

Rocky Mountain National Park Pass - A $30 pass that allows unlimited entry to Rocky Mountain National Park for a full 12 months from the date of purchase.

National Parks Pass - A $50 pass that allows entry to all national park areas nationwide for 12 months from date of purchase. Can be upgraded for $15 to the Golden Eagle Pass. (See next entry.) This pass can be purchased online at www.nationalparks.org, or by calling 1-888-GO-PARKS.

Golden Eagle - Pass A $65 pass that allows entry to all federal fee areas for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Golden Age Pass - A lifetime pass to all federal recreation areas issued to citizens or permanent residents age 62 and over, is available for a one-time processing fee of $10.

Golden Access Passport - A free lifetime pass issued to blind or permanently disabled U.S. residents.

The Golden Eagle Pass, Golden Access Pass, Golden Age Pass, and Annual Area Pass for Rocky Mountain National Park admit the permit holder and any accompanying persons in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle. The permits also admit the permit holder, spouse, children, and parents when entry is by other means (walking, bicycling, horse riding, or motorcycling).

Commercial Tour Fee

Members of groups (church, school, recreation district groups, and organizations, not qualifying for educational fee waivers) are charged $5.00 per person over 16 years of age for entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park.

A fee will be assessed commercial tour vehicles based on passenger capacity. This means the total seating capacity, not the actual number of people.

1-6 people - $25.00
7-15 - $75.00
16-25 - $100.00
26 & over - $200.00

Educational Fee Waivers

A waiver of entrance fees may be granted to institutions conducting educational studies related to the resources of the park.

To request a fee waiver, submit a letter or FAX :

Fee Program Manager
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517

FAX (970) 586-1256

Fee waivers must be requested, in writing on the institution's letterhead, at least two weeks prior to the visit. Include a statement about your group's educational objectives.

Park Hours

Rocky is open 24 hours a day year round. Visitors can enter or exit at any time. If they are planning to stay overnight, park visitors must be in a designated campground site or a backcountry campsite reserved by a valid permit.

Park Visitor Center Hours

The Headquarters and Kawuneeche visitor centers are open daily (except Dec. 25) year round. The visitor center near Lily Lake is open daily from June through August; the Alpine Visitor Center from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October; and the Moraine Park Museum mid-May through mid-October. The information kiosk at Bear Lake operates from late spring through the fall and usually opens on winter weekends and holidays. Summer-only information stations are located at Sheep Lakes and Corral Creek, which is accessed from Colorado 14 north of the park. For additional details regarding visitor center hours and services click here to see the "High Country Headlines". (This is a large PDF you can download and print.)

Summer Hours

Grand Lake Area
Kawuneeche Visitor Center (Open daily 8 AM - 5PM)
Holzwarth Historic Site (Open daily 10AM - 4PM)

Estes Park Area
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center (Open daily 8 AM - 9 PM)
Sheep Lakes Information Station (Open daily 8:30 AM - 4PM)
Fall River Visitor Center (Open daily 9 AM - 6PM)
Alpine Visitor Center (Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM)
Moraine Park Museum (Open daily 9 AM - 5 PM)
Lily Lake Visitor Center (Open daily 9 AM - 4:30 PM)





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