Timed Entry

Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry

Planning to visit Rocky Mountain National Park from May 24 through mid-October? 

Rocky Mountain National Park will implement another pilot timed entry permit reservation system. The reservation permit system is similar to that used in 2023. Timed entry permits apply to all areas of the park and there are two different reservation options available to choose from:

Timed Entry Permits:

These permits are best for visitors planning to drive over Trail Ridge Road, visit the Alpine Visitor Center, explore the west side of the park, hike at Wild Basin, or visit any area of the park located outside of the Bear Lake Road Corridor. Timed Entry Permits are required to enter the park anytime between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

These permits do not include access to any destinations on the Bear Lake Road Corridor, including Bear Lake, Sprague Lake or Moraine Park

Visitors with Timed Entry permits can enter Rocky Mountain National Park within two-hour windows of time and stay as long as they choose. There are no set times for departure.

How Many Timed Entry Permits Do I Need Per Vehicle? 

One timed entry permit is required per vehicle (not per person). The person who make the reservation must be present inside the vehicle. Upon arrival, the reservation holder must have a copy of their timed entry permit reservation confirmation and their valid photo ID.

Need to Know

Photo Gallery