Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry

Rocky Mountain National Park

Planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park from May 24 through mid-October?  Rocky Mountain National Park will implement another pilot timed entry permit reservation system during specific hours of the day. This system applies to all areas of the park.


There are two different timed entry permit options to choose from: Timed Entry or Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road


What's New in 2024?

Rocky Mountain National Park is committed to trying new things and being adaptive. Each year that the park has implemented a pilot timed entry permit system, we have learned new ways to make improvements. There are a few key ways that the 2024 pilot timed entry permit system will be different from past years. These include:

To make a reservation, there is a $2 processing fee.  

When Can I Reserve a Timed Entry Permit?

Rocky Mountain National Park's timed entry permits will be released on a first-come, first-served basis on based on the following schedule:

Interested in visiting Rocky Mountain National Park this winter or spring? Visit the park's "Plan Your Visit" webpage to learn more.

Booking Windows

Timed Entry reservations are required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 24th and mid-October. 

Reservations to enter the park will be available through following the below schedule:

For more information on visiting the park, please visit

Changes and Cancellations

For specific entence fee and annual pass information please visit: Fees & Passes - Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park Service) ( 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

1000 HWY 36 Estes Park CO 80517

Phone Number

(970) 586-1206 (HOURS: 8AM - 4:30PM MDT ON WEEKDAYS AND 8AM - 12PM MDT WEEKENDS)

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