Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road

Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry

Are you interested in visiting Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, Moraine Park, or hiking on any trails beginning at Glacier Gorge Trailhead or other destinations located along Bear Lake Road? Then this is the option for you!

Rocky Mountain National Park will implement another pilot timed entry permit reservation system from May 24 through October 20, 2024. 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 + Bear Lake Road Permits: 

These permits are best for visitors interested in visiting Moraine Park, Sprague Lake, hiking at Glacier Gorge, or enjoying scenic views at Bear Lake. These permits also provide access to all other destinations found in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road Permits are required to enter the Bear Lake Road Corridor between the hours of 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

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. If you choose to leave the Bear Lake Road Corridor and wish to return later in the day, re-entry is allowed anytime after 2 p.m.

How Many Timed Entry Permits Do I Need Per Vehicle? 

One timed entry permit is required per vehicle (not per person). The person who makes 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.

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