Goats at Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: Jennifer E Hardman Black (iStock).

Photo Credit: Jennifer E Hardman Black (iStock).

Timed entry permits will soon no longer be required to enter Rocky Mountain National Park.

When the pandemic hit, Rocky Mountain National Park shut down for nearly 70 days. Though the park reopened on May 27, they started to require reservations on June 4. Come Tuesday, October 13, this will no longer be the case.

Entrance passes will still be required to enter the park.

According to a report from SkyHi News, Rocky Mountain National Park traffic as dipped significantly this year, seeing 25 percent fewer visitors in July 2020 compared to the nearly one million guests that visited the park during the same month of the previous year.

Find more details on planning your visit to Rocky Mountain National Park here.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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Thanks for the info! Just to let you know there are bighorn sheep, not mountain goats found in the park (and are actually considered invasive!)


Your use of a mountain goat photo with your story about RMNP's timed entry is sadly inappropriate, since Rocky routinely kills all mountain goats found within its boundaries.

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