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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.

  • 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


  • Road And Parking Lot Striping Taking Place Throughout Rocky Mountain National Park

    August 18, 2021 | 10:20 am

    Beginning this week, all paved roads and parking areas within Rocky Mountain National Park will be striped. Work is expected to last three weeks and should be completed by September 4, weather and resources permitting. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Recovery On Mountain Lady Washington

    July 16, 2021 | 10:59 am

    Last night, Thursday, July 15, park rangers recovered the body of a 35-year-old female from Loveland, Colorado, just west of Martha’s Couloir on Mount Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Public Input Requested On Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy

    July 12, 2021 | 11:18 am

    Rocky Mountain National Park staff are seeking the public's engagement and input on the park's long-range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fern Lake Road Will Be Closed July 8 and July 9 For Emergency Road Work

    July 7, 2021 | 6:16 pm

    Tomorrow, Thursday, July 8, and potentially Friday, July 9, the Fern Lake Road will be closed beyond the winter turnaround to all uses.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Old Fall River Road Will Open To Vehicles Saturday July 3 Travelers Are Reminded To Plan Ahead For Timed Entry Reservation Permit System

    July 2, 2021 | 3:24 pm

    Old Fall River Road will open to vehicles on Saturday, July 3. Travelers should plan ahead for Rocky Mountain National Park’s pilot temporary timed entry permit reservation system which began on May 28.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Due To Efforts Of Many Additional Trails In Rocky Mountain National Park Reopen After East Troublesome Fire Impacts

    July 2, 2021 | 2:13 pm

    Additional trails have reopened in Rocky Mountain National Park, as park staff continue to address impacts from the East Troublesome Fire. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Swift Water Incident In St. Vrain River At Rocky Mountain National Park

    June 29, 2021 | 6:48 pm

    Yesterday, a 45-year-old woman from Oklahoma fell into the St. Vrain River approximately one mile from the Wild Basin Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Body Recovery In The Loch Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park

    June 20, 2021 | 6:03 pm

    Late Friday afternoon, June 18, park rangers were notified that a woman’s body was discovered below the outtake of The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov