Thanks to new restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with general overcrowding, several popular destinations in Colorado now require visitors to have reservations. Here’s a glimpse at some of the iconic destinations where reservations are required, including Rocky Mountain National Park, Hanging Lake, Mount Evans, and more.
Author’s Note: This is not a complete list as other places in Colorado might require reservations. Always check with an official source before traveling to planned destinations. Some spots included on this list require an entry fee or permit in addition to the reservation, which may require a separate transaction. Based on public health regulations, weather, and other unpredictable factors, details in this list are subject to change.
Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance Sign (Photo) Credit: kkay (iStock)
Estes Park, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado. Photo Credit: MargaretW (iStock)
Rocky Mountain National Park (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock
Hanging Lake, Glenwood Springs (Photo) Credit Stephen Martin
Mount Evans summit sign (Photo) Credit John Morrison (iStock)
Maroon Bells, Aspen (Photo) Credit Stacie Scott
Classic Maroon Bells Fall landscape scene (Photo) Credit RondaKimbrow (iStock)
Manitou Incline (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock
Brainard Lake Recreation Area (Photo) Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service
Camping Mueller State Park (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock
Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park (Photo) Credit: lightstalker (iStock)
Aspen Campground (Photo) Credit Tony Webster (flickr)
Mount Princeton Hot Springs winter (Photo) Credit Haji Mahmood
On the Mountaintop Express at Vail Photo Credit: gladassfanny (iStock)
Cog Railway (Photo) Courtesy Cog Railway
Mount Elbert (Photo) Credit Leslie James
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.