Rocky Mountain National Park Ending Reservation Entry System
Rocky Mountain National Park announced that it will be ending its timed entry reservation system this week.
Starting Tuesday (Oct. 13), visitors won't need a reservation for access to the park. Entrance passes will still be required but the public can now just show up for access.
The change was made after guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and local and state public health authorities.
Rocky Mountain National Park averages more than 4 million visitors annually.
“We would like to extend our appreciation to all park visitors, our local communities and our partners for their support of our modified operations this summer,” said Superintendent Darla Sidles in a press release on the change.
“With the health and safety of park visitors, employees and surrounding community residents guiding our decisions, the timed entry permit system enabled us to more safely manage the pace and flow of visitor use throughout the day, reduce crowding, and provide an improved visitor experience in alignment with the park’s safe operational capacity during these extraordinary times.”