Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry

Rocky Mountain National Park

Planning to visit the park during Summer 2023? Rocky Mountain National Park will implement another pilot temporary timed entry permit reservation system beginning on May 26 through October 22, 2023.    

What will the 2023 timed entry permit reservation system look like?

The reservation permit system is similar to that used in 2022. There are two different timed entry permit options available to choose from: Park Access or Park Access+.

With a timed entry reservation confirmation, visitors may enter the park within two-hour windows of availability. There is no set time for departure.  The reservation system will apply to all areas of the park.


Only one timed entry permit is required per vehicle (not per person). If there are multiple people traveling to the park in one vehicle, one timed entry permit will cover everyone traveling in the vehicle. Remember, one person may reserve only one timed entry permit per day. You may reserve a Park Access or Park Access+ Timed Entry Permit. Take time to decide which reservation option is best for your visit.  

Need more information to help you decide which permit is best? Visit Rocky Mountain National Park's timed entry page for more details and to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions: .   

How do I reserve a timed entry permit for Rocky Mountain National Park?

How will Rocky Mountain National Park's 2023 reservation system differ from previous years?

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 2023 pilot timed entry permit system will be different from past years. 

These include:

Timed Entry Permit Reservation Release Schedule:

Reservations for timed entry permits will be available through beginning at 8 a.m. MDT on Monday, May 1. 

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Reservations for Park Access and Park Access+ Timed Entry Permits will be available online through beginning on Monday, May 1 at 8 a.m. MDT. They will also be available using the mobile app. Reservations for timed entry permits are only availabe through They are not available in person at the park's entrance stations or visitor centers. 


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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