Enjoy nature the way it was intended — for free. 

OK, yes, ideally it would be nice to not have to fork over a $20 (and then some) to get into Rocky Mountain National Park for the day, but we also understand the importance of how that money is put to use. Most of the time, we are happy to support the National Park Service, but it' nice that every now and then we get a 'free day.'

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On Saturday, September 28, in celebration of National Public Lands Day, there will be no entry fee for national parks. The downside to that is, of course, all the other people who want to get in for free that day, too.

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the top-visited parks in the country, after all, but don't worry, we do have some tips for avoiding the crowds.