Rocky Mountain National Park Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers in Rocky Mountain National Park and nearby National Forests

Rocky Mountain National Park has 5 Visitor Centers:

East Side (Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, and Fall River)

At the top of Trail Ridge Road (Alpine)

West Side (Kawuneeche). 

In addition, in spring and summer there is an Information Station at Sheep Lakes.  For spring, starting in May, it is open 9a - 4:30p daily.  A program on "Bighorn Basics" is presented daily at 10:30a.

The Holzwarth Historic Site Museum is on the west side of the Park.

The only restaurant inside the Park is in the Alpine Visitor Center.  All other food is in the towns of Estes Park or Grand Lake, or brought into the Park by visitors for a picnic.

All Visitor Centers are handicap accessible and have public restrooms.  Natural history exhibits, bookstores, and information on Ranger-led programs are available.

Be sure to get your Jr. Rangers signed up for the Junior Ranger Program - it's a fun way to get your kids engaged in observing nature.

Backcountry Permit offices are located in the Beaver Meadows and Kawuneeche Visitor Centers.

All Visitor Centers are closed on Christmas Day.

Alpine, Moraine Park, and Fall River Visitor Centers are closed during the winter, except for the following Holiday hours at Fall River:

Fall River Visitor Center is open from 9am - 4pm November 29 - December 1;  December 7-8, and daily 12/14 - 12/29 (except Christmas Day), and January 18-20, 2020.   Starting 3/13/2020 it will be open from 9am - 4pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.