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Rocky Mountain National Park - Complete Information Resource

Camping:

Aspenglen
Closing 12 noon September 27th

Phone:
Information: 970-586-1206

The campground has 54 sites situated along Fall River just inside the Fall River Entrance on US Rt. 34, 5 miles west of the town of Estes Park. Fee is $20 per site per night.

Glacier Basin
Closed for the season

Reservations:
Online or by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMP

Phone:
970-586-1206

Located 7 miles west of the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center off of the Bear Lake Rd. Most sites are in a lodgepole pine forest. Glacier Creek runs near the campground. Good hiking trails are easily accessed from the campground. The camping fee is $20 per night per site. Group camping is also available. Reservations are recommended for all camp sites. Call 1-800-365-2267 for further information. For a map click on "More" below...more 

Timber Creek
Open All Year

Phone
Information: 970-586-1206

The campground is open throughout the year. The 98 sites are set on high ground looking out over the Kawuneeche Valley and the Colorado River. Fishing and hiking are readily accessible. Moose regularly visit the valley, along with elk and mule deer. During the summer, the fee is $20 per site per night. During the winter and spring, when no water is available at the campground, the fee is $14 per night per site.

Longs Peak
Open All Year

Phone:
Information: 970-586-1206

Nestled near the trailhead to Longs Peak, the campground's 26 sites are for tents only on a first come/first served basis. During summer, the nightly camping fee is $20. During July and August, most campers rise early to hike the Longs Peak Trail. During the fall, winter, and spring, when no water is available, the fee is $14. There is a seven night stay limit during the summer; fourteen nights during the winter.

Moraine Park
Open All Year

Reservations:
Online or by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMP

Phone:
Information: 970-586-1206

Moraine Park Campground is open year 'round. It is located off of the Bear Lake Rd., 2 1/2 miles from the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Sites are mostly in a ponderosa pine forest and look out over Moraine Park, a large meadow area with the Big Thompson River flowing through. During the summer, the fee is $20. During spring, fall, and winter, when no water is available at the campground, the fee is $14. Reservations are accepted for camping from January 5, 2005 to September 30, 2005. Reservations are recommended. For further information, call, call 1-800-365-2267. For a map click on "More" below...more 

Backcountry Camping:

The National Park Service's online Backcountry Camping Guide contains information on how to plan a trip, obtain a backcountry/wilderness permit, use the trails, set up camp, hike in a crosscountry area, and care for the backcountry/wilderness. It also details the range of opportunities for camping in the backcountry/wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park: designated sites (individual and group), stock sites, crosscountry areas, bivouac areas (for technical climbers only) and winter areas.

It is your responsibility to know and follow all backcountry rules and regulations. Please read the Guide through in its entirety and browse other sections of the Backcountry Camping section that fit your needs.

We also recommend that you visit these topics in The Planning Your Visit section of the site: High Country Hazards, Weather and Climate, Leave No Trace, and Fishing. Please call 970.586.1206 for general information about the park.

You may use your credit card to order any of the following publications by phoning the Rocky Mountain Nature Association 970.586.0108 or visiting their web site www.RMNA.org.

  • Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Backpacking One Step at a Time, Manning.

  • Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Trails, Dannen.

There are many other excellent sources on backcountry/wilderness hiking and camping. Take the time to learn Leave No Trace principles, how to backpack safely, and to how to care for the environment.

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