Rocky Mountain National Park has 5 Visitor Centers:
At the top of Trail Ridge Road (Alpine)
West Side (Kawuneeche).
In addition, in summer there is an Information Station at Sheep Lakes, and the Holzwarth Historic Site Museum 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 November 25 & 27; weekends during December, and daily 12/19 - 1/1 (except Christmas Day).