Long Lake Trailhead - Day Use Parking

Brainard Lake Recreation Area Parking Reservations

Parking reservations go on sale at 8:00 am MT / 10:00 a.m. ET May 31st and will be continually released on a 15-day rolling window. You must arrive on the entry date, at the entry time, and park in the parking lot indicated on your reservation. Once your reservation is validated at the welcome station – or scanned in your windshield if arriving outside of when the Welcome Station is staffed – your day use parking is good for the remainder of the day. Only one day use parking reservation is required for the vehicle and all occupants. Please note: The upper trailhead parking lots (Long Lake, Mitchell Lake, Niwot) are not scheduled to open until July 1.

Need to Know

Photo Gallery