Mariana Butte Golf Course

Hermit Park Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 3/8/2015

Current Conditions

Flood repairs at Hermit Park Open Space are complete, and the area is fully open to the public. The Homstead Meadows trail connection is still somewhat rough. Use this trail at your own risk. Bicycle and Equestrian use are not advised at this time. We appreciate everyone's patience with the process to repair the area.

[Photo by Jim Disney] Camper Cabin [Photo by Dave Marvin] Bobcat Campground site [Photo by Charlie Johnson] Enjoying the trail [Photo by Charlie Johnson] Wildlife in the Meadow [Photo by Will Niedringhaus] Breathtaking views - Photo by Charlie Johnson Lunch with a view [Photo by Sue Burke] Looking down on Estes Park [Photo by Harry Strhasky]
Park situation

Hermit Park is OPEN! With the snow we are limiting what can be accessed until we can plow enough. Some campsites and cabins are available on a walk in basis only - meaning you can not pre-reserve them just in case we get a new storm. Check in at the Hermit Office to see if there is availability.

The entrance/vehicle permit at Hermit Park has remained at $6.00 per day, and we offer an automated pay station for those who enter the park before/after Visitor Services Building hours. The pay station accepts only VISA or Master Card credit or debit cards. The automated pay station does not accept cash. Cash permit and multiple day permit purchases must be made at the visitor services office.

The camping fee is $24.00 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. Equestrian camping is slightly higher at $30 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. A maximum of eight people per cabin or camp site.

Hermit Park is dry camping so we have no hook-ups. We do, however, have many camp sites large enough to hold your RV or 5th wheel as well as the smaller campers and tents. We have one well to provide water for the entire campground, located at the Visitors Service Building.  We also have a dump station for the self-contained camping units. Generators are allowed in Bobcat, Kruger, and Granite Gulch Campgrounds. They are not allowed in Hermits Hollow Campground.  

 Colorado weather is subject to rapid change.  When you come to hike or camp, please bring clothing that can adapt to all weather conditions.   In preparation for the coming weather changes, we have closed Kruger and Granite Gulch campgrounds.

Current Conditions: The switchbacks up into the park are slippery.  Please take caution and drive accordingly.

We hope to see you soon!


Camping reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance. 

Visitor Services office hours during the season are:

Monday through Sunday:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Hermit Park's direct number is (970) 577-2090.

For reservations, call (800) 397-7795 or visit

RESERVED A CABIN?    If you can not arrive by closing time of the Visitor Services office, please call 970-577-2090 to get directions on how to get your cabin key after hours.


Hermit Park Open Space is home to a wide variety of wildlife! 

We have: bears, bobcats, coyotes, deer, elk, fox and wild turkeys in the park, so keep your eyes open!  Never get between Mama and her babies!

Please use care in storing your food stuff! Always be sure you are bear aware and careful with your food supplies while you are camping.

Park events

Questions?  Call:  (970) 577-2090.

Please be aware that we are down to minimal staffing and closed properties during parts of the winter. We apologize for any inconvenience.
See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
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