Fees Increasing at Rocky Mountain National Park; What You Need to Know Before Your Next Visit
The Park's "Time Entry" Pilot Program is also Making a Comeback for the 2022 Summer Season
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ESTES PARK, CO — May 3, 2022
Starting Memorial Day Weekend, it will cost a little bit more to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.
The park is also bringing back its timed entry system on May 27th, which means you will need to reserve a specific window to arrive and pass through one of the park’s entrances.
The fee increase taking effect on the 27th will raise the price of daily vehicle entrance fees by $5 — from $25 to $30.
There are currently no plans to change the park weekly pass (currently $35 per week) or the annual pass ($70 per year) or the Interagency America the Beautiful passes.
However: the park *has* proposed increasing campground overnight fees.
Starting in October: Winter fees would increase at Moraine Park Campground from $20 to $35
Starting in the summer of 2023: Summer fees would increase from $30 to $35 in the Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, Aspenglen, and Timber Creek Campgrounds.
The park proposal says these fees are based on similar fees in nearby parks and campgrounds and would help fund improvements and repairs at the park. These include:
Hazard Tree Mitigation
Hiking Trail Repairs and Improvements
Wilderness Campsites Improvements
Restoration along Trail Ridge Road