Hermit Park Open Space - an Estes Park Campground and Open Space

Flood repairs to the roads at Hermit Park Open Space are proceeding on schedule. There will be limited access to the area beginning on the July 4th weekend and other weekends during July until the project is complete. Camping reservations for the July 4th and subsequent weekends can be made beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 15th by visiting www.larimercamping.com or calling 1-800-397-7795.

For more information please refer to http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2501

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full access to Hermit Park Open Space.

[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] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo]

The 1,362 acres of Hermit Park Open Space nestle into the hills at 7,880-8,964 feet elevation. Ponderosa pine forests and wetland meadows characterize this beautiful property and its abundant habitat for an impressive variety of mountain wildlife. Features include cabins, RV and tent camping, group campground, reservable group pavilion, and trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

The preservation of this stunning area was a joint effort between Larimer County, Agilent Technologies, Town of Estes Park, Estes Valley Land Trust, Great Outdoors Colorado, City of Loveland, Erion Foundation, City of Fort Collins, McWhinney Foundation, Town of Berthoud, and many more contributors.

Hermit Park Open Space requires entrance and camping permits, and is open March through mid December. It is located 2 miles southeast of Estes Park, Colorado.

General Regulations

For specifics, ask a ranger for a copy of the Regulations Brochure.

Entrance permits are required for all use at Hermit Park Open Space, whether you drive in, walk in, bike in, or ride a horse.

  • Quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Collection of firewood, including cutting of trees and branches, is not allowed.
  • Firearms or fireworks are prohibited.
  • Glass containers are not allowed.
  • Public consumption of alcohol above 3.2% is prohibited. No kegs allowed.
  • Dogs must be on leashes not longer than ten feet and must not be left unattended at any time.
  • Maximum of eight people per campsite/cabin.

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