Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views of Colorado you won’t find anywhere else and if you enjoy saving money when you travel be sure to take advantage of free entrance days this summer and fall!

Normally, the entrance fee is $20, payable at all entrance stations into Rocky Mountain National Park, but each year the park sets aside a few days as fee free days. Upcoming dates include:

  • August 25: National Park Service’s 98th Birthday
  • September 27: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year but each year the park offers about 10 fee free days, many coinciding with Federal Holidays. So take that $20 savings and stroll down Elkhorn Avenue to see what shopping or treats you can splurge on!

Rocky Mountain National Park also has a variety of seasonal and annual passes for purchase if you plan to visit the park more than once a year. Paying the individual entrance fee means your pass is good for entry for seven consecutive days at the park.

There are also free passes available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities or active duty U.S. military personnel.

The park offers a variety of activities, such as hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, horseback riding, or just enjoying the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. There are also some unique and engaging Ranger-led programs that are family-friendly.

Our own Fawn Valley Inn and Lazy R Cottages are one mile from the entrance to the park, making it easy for you to get back to your Estes Park lodging after your day at the park.

To see more Rocky Mountain National Park activities and fees, visit their website.

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