Rocky Mountain National Park officials propose $5 increase in daily entry, camping fees

Rocky Mountain National Park officials are proposing increases in fees for park entry and camping, saying in a news release that the increases are necessary “to improve and maintain high-quality visitor services.”

Daily vehicle entry fees would increase $5 to $30. Weekly passes ($35) and annual passes ($70 per year) would be unchanged.

Summer fees for camping at the Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, Aspenglen and Timber Creek campgrounds would increase $5 to $35 per night. Winter camping fees at Moraine Park — the only campground that is open in winter — would increase from $20 to $35 per night. Group camping fees at Glacier Basin, which currently vary from $40 to $60 per night depending on the size of the group, would increase by $10 per night.

According to the release, the proposed fee increases, which would go into effect May 1, would help fund more hazard tree mitigation (removal of dead or dying trees), hiking trail repairs and improvements, wilderness campsite improvements, bear management and restoration of historic rock walls along Trail Ridge Road. Those walls were built during the depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are in need of repair.

Park officials are accepting public comments through Jan. 7. They can be submitted online or by mail. The mailing address:

Rocky Mountain National Park
Office of the Superintendent
1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

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