Fees & Passes

 
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Looking for Information on Timed Entry Reservations?

Rocky Mountain National Park will implement a timed entry reservation system from May 24 through mid-October. Depending on where you would like to visit and what time of day you plan to arrive, you might need a timed entry permit to enter the park.

For details, visit Rocky's Timed Entry Reservation Page.

 
Fall River Entrance Station
Vehicles are lined up to enter Rocky Mountain National Park

NPS

Entrance Fees and Park Passes

A valid entrance fee or park pass is always required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • This includes, but is not exclusive to, Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet.


All park entrance fees and passes are available for purchase at Rocky's staffed park entrance stations. Fees and passes can also be purchased online.

Several different entrance fee and pass options are available. These include:

  • Vehicle, motorcycle, or individual (bicycles/walk-ins) entrance passes valid for 1-day only

  • Vehicle, motorcycle, or individual (bicycles/walk-ins) entrance passes valid for 7-consecutive days

  • The Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass
  • America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series - including the interagency Annual Pass, the Interagency Annual Senior Pass, the Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass, the Interagency Access Pass, the Annual Military Pass, and the 4th Grade Pass.
  • Plan ahead - Annual and Lifetime passes purchased online take 2–4 weeks to arrive by mail. If you're planning to visit us in the next month, please wait and purchase your Annual or Lifetime pass in-person upon arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park.

 
Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $15.00–$35.00
    Annual Pass $70.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

    Help me choose an entrance pass

  2. Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road Reservations

    Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road reservations provide access to destinations located along the Bear Lake Road Corridor, including Bear Lake, Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and Glacier Gorge. With a Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road reservation, you can also access all other areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. Timed Entry + Bear Lake Road reservations are required to enter the Bear Lake Road Corridor between the hours of 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

I'm visiting... We recommend
This park, once Standard Pass
This park, multiple times Annual Pass
More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

A valid entrance fee or park pass is required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes, but is not exclusive to, outer locations like Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet. Entrance passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Standard Entrance Pass

$15.00–$35.00

A valid entrance fee or park pass is required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes, but is not exclusive to, outer locations like Lumpy Ridge, Lily Lake, Longs Peak, Wild Basin, East Inlet, and North Inlet. Entrance passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

1-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass. This pass is valid for one private vehicle to enter RMNP for one day only. All passengers inside the vehicle are covered. Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Vehicle Entrance Pass. This vehicle entrance pass is valid for one vehicle to enter RMNP for 7 consecutive days. All passengers inside the vehicle are covered. Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

1-Day Per Person Entrance Pass. This park entrance fee is for individuals, walk-ins, bicycles, and non-commercial groups to enter RMNP for 1-day only. Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

1-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass. This pass is valid for one private motorcycle to enter RMNP for one day only. One pass is good for one motorcycle (including all riders). Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Motorcycle Entrance Pass. This park entrance pass is valid for one motorcycle to enter RMNP for 7 consecutive days (including all riders). Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

7-Day Per Person Entrance Pass. This park entrance fee is for individuals, walk-ins, bicycles, and non-commercial groups to enter RMNP for 7 consecutive days. Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

More information

Annual Entrance - Park

$70.00

RMNP Park-specific Annual Pass. This park pass is valid for entry to RMNP only for 1 year. One pass is good for one passholder and may be used in any personal vehicle. Park entrance passes may be purchased in person at the any of the park's entrance stations or in advance online at www.recreation.gov.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Beaver Meadows Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Fall River Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

  • Grand Lake Entrance

    Credit/Debit Only

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
or
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store . Online orders are for physical passes, not digital passes, and may take up to three weeks to be processed and delivered. Order receipts may not be used in place of a physical pass. We recommend ordering at least three weeks in advance of your visit, or picking up a pass in person instead.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

 

Commercial Tour Fees

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

1–6 people $25.00
7–15 $75.00
16–25 $100.00
26 & over $200.00

Annual and lifetime passes may not be used to pay for commercial tours.
Fees are good for the same group for seven days. Show receipt for reentry.

 
 
 
 

Last updated: June 5, 2024

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