Hiking Trail in Rocky Mountaion National Park
RMNP Hiking Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park Timed Entry Reservations for 2024

Timed Entry Permits are not currently required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. The park will implement a pilot timed entry permit reservation system in 2024, beginning May 24. 

This pilot is similar to that used in 2023 with two types of reservations available. One permit will be for the Bear Lake Road Corridor, which includes the entire corridor, as well as access to the rest of the park. This reservation period will be from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The second permit will be for the “rest of the park,” excluding the Bear Lake Road Corridor. This “rest of park” reservation period will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Permits issued using the reservation system will allow park visitors to enter the park within two-hour windows of availability, with no set time for departure.

The reservation system will apply to all areas of the park. The only cost associated with booking a reservation is a $2 recreation.gov processing fee. The Bear Lake Road Corridor timed entry reservation system will continue through Sunday, Oct. 20. However, the rest of the park reservation system will end on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

How Can I Make A Reservation?

Visitors must make an account at Recreation.gov before purchasing a Timed Entry Ticket. Timed Entry Tickets are also available for purchase at Recreation.gov


Timed Entry Tickets are available using the schedule below:

  • Beginning at 8am MT on Monday, May 1. This round of reservations will be available to enter the park from May 24 through June 30. 

  • On June 1, for the month of July and remaining days that have not been booked for June. 

  • On July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July. 

  • On August 1, for the month of September and any remaining days that have not been booked for August. 

  • One September 1, for the month of October and any remaining days that have not been booked for September.

Fee Free Days

Fee-Free days provide a great opportunity to visit one of our national parks that normally charge and entrance fee. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.