Rocky Mountain Park Fees
Individual & Family Entrance Fees
  Automobiles  
  Pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds 

Passports
  Golden Eagle Passport 
  Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Passport 
  Joint Rocky Mountain National Park and 
 Arapaho National Recreation Area Annual Passport 

  National Park Annual Passport 
  Golden Age Passport 
  Golden Access Passport 

Commercial Tours
  Tour Fees 

Educational Fee Waivers
  Educational Fees 

Camping Fees
  Reservation Campgrounds 
  Reservation Period 
  Year-Around Campgrounds 

Group Camping
  Group Camping 

Backcountry Permits
  Backcountry Permits 


Credit Cards Now Accepted
You can pay your entrance fee or purchase a park pass with your Visa, Master Charge, American Express or Discovery Credit card at all entrance stations including the new 4-unit Beaver Meadows entrance station. Your can pay your campground fees at the campground. They also accept the old fashion tender called "cash"!

You can pay your campground fee with your Visa, Master Charge, American Express or Discovery Credit card at the campground kiosk. They also accept the old fashion tender called "cash"!


Individual & Family Entrance Fees
Automobiles: Fee is $20 and is valid for 7 consecutive days, including date of purchase.

Pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds: $10 per person, not to exceed $20 per vehicle and is valid for 7 consecutive days including date of purchase.


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASSES

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL — ANNUAL PASS:
An $80 pass available to everyone which provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. WEBMASTER'S NOTE: This pass is also good at  Mt. Evans. 


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL — SENIOR PASS:
Now called "America the Beautiful". A $10 lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, and the pass holder +3 adults (not to exceed 4 adults), at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free).

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL — ACCESS PASS:
Now also called "America the Beautiful". A Free lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL — VOLUNTEER PASS:
A Free pass for volunteers who have acquired 500 service hours on a cumulative basis.

America the Beautiful passes admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, and the pass holder +3 adults (not to exceed 4 adults), at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. Additionally, the Access Pass & Senior Pass entitles the holder to a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services
 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
ANNUAL PASSES:
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK ANNUAL PASS:
A $35 pass which provides unlimited entry to this park for one year from the date of purchase. Available at all Rocky Mountain National Park entrance stations or at 970-586-1438.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK / ARAPAHO NATIONAL RECREATION AREA ANNUAL PASS:
A $50 pass which provides unlimited entry to to both areas for one year from the date of purchase. Available at all Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Recreation Area entrance stations.


Commercial Tours
TOUR FEES:
Members of groups (church, school, recreation district groups, and organizations, not qualifying for educational fee waivers) are charged $5.00 per person over 16 years of age for entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park.

A fee will be assessed commercial tour vehicles based on passenger capacity. This means the total seating capacity, not the actual number of people.

Passenger Capacity Fee
1-6 $25
7-15 $75
16-25 $100
26 & over $200

Annual passports may not be used to pay for commercial tours.


Educational Fee Waivers

EDUCATIONAL FEE WAIVERS:
A waiver of entrance fees may be granted to institutions conducting educational studies related to the resources of the park.

To request a fee waiver, write to:
Fee Program Assistant
Rocky Mountain National Park
Estes Park, CO 80517

FAX (970) 586-1352

Fee waivers must be requested, in writing on the institution's letterhead, at least two weeks prior to the visit. Include a statement about your group's educational objectives.


Camping Fees
Fee waivers must be requested, in writing on the institution's letterhead, at least two weeks prior to the visit. Include a statement about your group's educational objectives.

RESERVING CAMPGROUNDS:
Reservations for summer camping at and Reservations for summer camping in  Moraine Park  and  Glacier Basin  can be made up to six months in advance. For further information, call 888-448-1474. To make reservations call toll-free 877-444-6777 (International callers 518-885-3639). On-line reservations are also available.

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED CAMPGROUNDS:
 Aspenglen ,  Longs Peak ,
and  Timber Creek  Campgrounds are on a first come, first served basis. Fees are $20 per night per site while the water is turned on. $14 per night when the water is turned off. Aspenglen is open from mid may through mid September.

YEAR AROUND CAMPGROUNDS:
 Moraine Park ,  Longs Peak  and  Timber Creek  are open year 'round. Longs Peak Campground is for Tents Only.

You can pay your campground fees at the campground office with cash or credit card.

To download a printable Camping 2008 (pdf) brochure, click here.

Access Pass & Senior Pass holders receive a 50% discount on camping fees!


Group Camping
GLACIER BASIN GROUP CAMPSITES:
Open from late May to mid-September. Reservations recommended. Camping fee $3 per person. Tents only. Small sites fit 10 - 15 people, medium sites 16-25 people, large sites 26- 40 people. Reservations are recommended.

You can pay your campground fees at the campground office with cash or credit card.


Backcountry Permits
BACKCOUNTRY SITES:
There are 266 established sites and 48 cross-country zones in Rocky Mountain National Park. Backcountry camping requires specialized equipment and hiking skills. Pets, bicycles, and firearms are not allowed in the park's backcountry or on any trail.

BACKCOUNTRY FEE:
A $20 administrative fee is charged for each backcountry permit issued. Backpackers must obtain a permit from the park's backcountry office. Call 970-586-1243 for more information.

See our Backcountry Camping page for more information on backcountry camping.

You can pay your at the Backcountry Office with cash or credit card.


The information on this page is current as of October 2008.


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