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Estes Park, CO 80517
This living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, provides visitors with opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures.
Rocky National Park is open 24 hours a day year round. Visitors can enter or exit at any time. If they are planning to stay overnight, park visitors must be in a designated campground site or a backcountry campsite reserved by a valid permit. From time to time, the Superintendent implements area closures to protect resources. When necessary, Park Rangers will issue court citations to persons violating the terms of a closure.
Hours and closures for each visitor center varies by season.
From Denver and the east, take U.S. routes 34 or 36 through Estes Park, Colorado.
From west or south, take I-70 to U.S. Rt. 40., then to U.S. Rt. 34 through Grand Lake, Colorado.