Friday, March 1, 2013

First day to reserve backcountry camping permits in Rocky Mountain National Park is today

Today is the first day backpackers can reserve backcountry camping permits for the upcoming summer season in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials are warning that phone lines "get super jammed today, so please be patient".

To clarify the rules for backcountry camping permits, backpackers may obtain day-of-trip permits in person year‑round. You can also make reservations by mail or in person anytime after March 1st for a permit for that calendar year.

However, you may only make reservations by phone between March 1st and May 15th, and anytime after October 1st for a permit for that calendar year. To make a reservation you can send to:

Rocky Mountain National Park
Backcountry Office
1000 W. Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Or call: (970) 586-1242
TTY: (970) 586-1319

There is a $20 administrative fee for permits during peak season periods that are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

For more information, please visit the Backcountry Camping Guide.


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