Rocky Mountain National Park participates in the National Park Service’s (NPS) entrance fee-free days. On these significant days of celebration or commemoration, all entrance fees are waived. For all other days, please make a reservation under the Private Vehicle Entrance page.
Remaining 2020 Entrance Fee-Free Days:
To learn more about NPS Entrance Fee-Free Days, visit: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/2020-fee-free-days.htm
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Entrance fees are waived on National Park Service Entrance Fee-Free Days. A non-refundable $2.00 reservation fee still applies. If your visit extends beyond one of the Entrance Fee-Free Days, you will be required to purchase a ticket on the Private Vehicle Entrance page.
Annual and Lifetime pass holders are still required to make a day use reservation on Entrance Fee-Free Days. For all other days, your pass is accepted as your entrance fee along with your timed entry reservation.
Visitors who arrive by vehicle or motorcycle must have a 1-day entry reservation for each day they plan to enter. Tickets must be purchased online at Recreation.gov or using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Reservation tickets will not be sold at the park. Reservations are good for re-entry.
Visitors are allowed to have up to 1 private vehicle reservation per day for only 1 time slot. One reservation per private vehicle – reservation holder must be in the vehicle at time of entry.
Please have a printed or digital copy of your day use reservation available to be scanned at the park entrance station each day you enter. All reservation holders be prepared to show photo ID. Visitors are required to have a reservation to enter any portion of the park. Entrance stations include: Beaver Meadows, Fall River, Wild Basin, or Grand Lake Entrances. If you are entering an outlying area of the park such as, Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Twin Sisters, or East Inlet, the reservation ticket and entrance pass is required. Please print a copy and put it on your dashboard.
Please arrive as close to your 2-hour time slot as possible, starting at the time indicated on the ticket. You may not enter the park prior to your reservation. Once entered, visitors can stay the entire duration of the day and may re-enter at any time.
Visitors with campground reservations may use those reservations for their timed entry ticket. Visitors must book these camping reservations in advance (there will be no same day sales at the park’s campgrounds). You may enter the park on the first day of your camping reservation with your camping reservation confirmation presented. Entry fee is not required if arriving on an entrance fee-free day. However, you will need to pay an entrance fee on any other day.
For additional information about entry tickets, please visit Frequently Asked Questions on Timed Entry Permit System at Rocky Mountain National Park