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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Rocky Mountain National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

A timed entry permit system will be in effect May 28 through October 11 at Rocky Mountain National Park. More information about the timed entry permit system and reservations can be found here. The below source link has more information about the status of the park. Due to the recent wildfires, some areas of the park remain closed. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Rocky Mountain National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Rocky Mountain National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Rocky Mountain National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 24, 2021
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***Discover Our Parks, LLC takes no responsability in the accuracy of these alerts, which are taken directly from NPS.gov, and we provide them for informational purposes only. Please refer to NPS.gov for more information.

Rocky Mountain National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Rocky Mountain National Park - News section for more.

  • New Wilderness Overnight Backpacking Camping Permit System Implemented At Rocky Mountain National Park

    January 20, 2022 | 9:51 am

    Rocky Mountain National Park is moving to a new wilderness backcountry camping permit reservation system this year.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Rocky Mountain National Park Continues Pilot Timed Entry Permit Reservations May 27 Through October 10

    January 12, 2022 | 4:22 pm

    Rocky Mountain National Park will be implementing a pilot temporary timed entry permit reservation system beginning on May 27 through October 10, 2022.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Law Enforcement Incident In Rocky Mountain National Park

    December 8, 2021 | 1:40 pm

    On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at approximately 10:15 a.m. MT, a National Park Service law enforcement ranger was involved in a shooting with two suspects near the Fall River Entrance within Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Rocky Mountain National Park Proposes Changes In Entrance And Camping Fees

    November 18, 2021 | 9:09 am

    Rocky Mountain National Park is proposing a change in its current entrance fees and front-country campground overnight fees.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Skeletal Remains Found On West Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park Believed To Be Those Of Rudi Moder

    November 4, 2021 | 10:07 am

    Skeletal remains found on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park are believed to be those of Rudi Moder, a 27-year-old man from West Germany, who disappeared in the park 38 years ago.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Winter Pile Burning Operations Announced For Both Sides Of Park

    October 26, 2021 | 2:40 pm

    Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash generated from several fuels reduction projects and hazard tree removals.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Trail Ridge Road Closes To Through Travel For The Season

    October 25, 2021 | 4:10 pm

    Today, Monday, October 25, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Closed To Vehicles For Season

    October 4, 2021 | 4:01 pm

    Old Fall River Road closed for the season to vehicles today, Monday, October 4.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Structural Fire At Glacier Creek Stables In Rocky Mountain National Park

    September 18, 2021 | 9:42 pm

    Late this afternoon a structural fire was reported at the Glacier Creek Stables in Rocky Mountain National Park near Sprague Lake.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Annual Meadow Closures During Elk Rut Season In Rocky Mountain National Park

    August 31, 2021 | 10:20 am

    Beginning on September 1, park officials will put annual closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. 

    Read more at nps.gov