Planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park and need some help planning your trip?
Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
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The Quick Guide to Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park Basics
Region: Intermountain / Rocky Mountain / West Coast
Park Size: 265,461 acres (414.78 sq miles) (1,074.28 sq km)
Location: Larimer, Grand, and Boulder counties
Closest Cities: Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado
Busy Season: June to September
Visitation: 4,670,053 (in 2019)
How much does Rocky Mountain National Park Cost?
Rocky Mountain National Park costs the following:
- 7-day Passenger Vehicle Pass – $25
- 7-day Motorcycle Pass – $25
- 7-day Individual Pass – $7
An annual Rocky Mountain National Park Pass costs $70but it is not recommended you buy this pass. For an extra $10 you can get an American the Beautiful Pass. This $80 pass offers free admission to all 116 fee-charging National Park Units.
When is Rocky Mountain National Park Open?
Rocky Mountain National Park is open year-round, but many of the park roads close for winter.
Are dogs allowed in Rocky Mountain National Park?
Yes, pets are allowed in Rocky Mountain National Park but are limited to developed areas. Pets are not allowed on trails, tundra or meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park. Please review the Rocky Mountain Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Rocky Mountain.
Where are Rocky Mountain National Park’s visitor centers?
Alpine Visitor Center – May to October
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center – Open Year Round
Fall River Visitor Center – Open Year Round
Holzwarth Historic Site – Open Year Round
Kawuneeche Visitor Center – Open Year Round
Moraine Park Discovery Center – Open late Spring to mid-Fall
Sheep Lakes Information Station – Open Year Round
Land Acknowledgments for Rocky Mountain National Park
The National Park known as Rocky Mountain National Park sits on Eastern Shoshone, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) lands.
Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.
Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.