Feel Like You’re On Top of the World!

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

A bull elk stands among a harem of cows in a fall-colored field of grass.

Watch Wildlife Safely

Rocky's wildlife are not trained, fed, groomed, or corralled—they are truly wild. Learn how to enjoy them safely and respectfully.

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Plan Ahead for a Better Visit

With over 4.5 million visitors in 2016, Rocky is a busy place! Learn tips to help you plan the best visit possible.

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Take the Rocky Pledge

To protect Rocky for this and future generations, we need your help. Support your park—Pledge to Protect.

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Plan Your Visit

Here's the info you need to plan your next adventure at Rocky.

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Fees and Passes

Learn how much it costs to enter the park, what kinds of passes are available, and how to buy your pass online.

Visitors on a gravel trail through a subalpine forest


Rocky is a hiker's paradise! Learn more about our more than 300 miles of trails.

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Learn more about Rocky's campgrounds, including how to make reservations.

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Road Conditions

What roads are open? Are they safe to drive? Click here for road reports and information.

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Trail Conditions

Are trails dry, icy, snowy? Read trail reports from rangers, volunteers, and other visitors.

Storm clouds brew above Rocky's tundra


Rocky's weather is extreme! Learn what to expect in each season and how to prepare for your visit.

Last updated: September 14, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
General park questions: (970) 586-1206. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970)586-1222.

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