Hermit Park

This Larimer County Open Space is 1,362 acres surrounded by Roosevelt National Forest. It's 2 miles southeast of the town of Estes Park on U.S. Highway 36. Hiking trails, wetlands, horseback riding, mountain biking, picnicking and camping facilities are available.

You can make reservations 180 days in advance! For reservations please call 800-397-7795 or visit the website at

Entrance fee: $6.

28 campsites.

Campsites accommodate up to 8 people for $20/night. Maximum: 14 nights. Some have nice views of Longs Peak and Twin Sisters. Group campsite is $150/night.

For May 1 - October 1 make online reservations or call               800-397-7795      .  Online reservations for weekend days should be made no later than the Tues. before the weekend for a Friday arrival.

The rest of the year the lower loop of campground 1 is open and reservable on weekends only, and first come first serve on weekdays and for weekend availability.

Horse campsites

5 beautiful, new equestrian campsites with plenty of room for your horse trailer, and each with a corral for 2-4 horses depending on the site. Non-electric. Access to Homestead Meadows trails, and a new restroom.  It doesn't get any better than this for trail riders! 

12 camper cabins

Rustic non-electric camper cabins have 4 padded bunk beds (bring your own linens or sleeping bags), table with benches, covered front porch, propane lights and heat, 2-burner, propane cook stove (bring your own cookware), picnic table, fire grate (bring your own firewood) and port-a-potty for $80/ night (May - Oct) and $60/night (Nov - April). Minimal water is available, fill your tank before arriving. Two cabins (Blue Bird and Big Gulch) are ADA accessible. Open year-round. Online reservations. 

Group pavilion.

For weddings, reunions and gatherings, the covered group pavilion for 300 people has good views, picnic tables, grills, volleyball court. Call (970) 679-4570 for pricing and application.

Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. No collecting firewood, no cutting trees, no firearms or fireworks, no glass containers, no alcohol above 3.2%, no kegs. Dogs (maximum of 2) must be on leash and attended at all times. See or print brochure for official info and regulations.