Changing Aspen Leaves - RMNP

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Hermit Park Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 11/16/2015

Current Conditions

Park situation

Hermit Park is OPEN. 

Vehicle day passes are required to recreate in Hermit Park.  The entrance/vehicle permit at Hermit Park has remained at $6 per day and we offer an automated pay station for those who enter the park before/after the Visitor Services Building hours.  Or the Larimer County Annual Permit is another way to go!  The pay station accepts only VISA or Master Card credit or debit cards and only sells one daily pass at a time.  The automated pay station does not accept cash.  Cash permit and multiple day permit purchases may be made at the Visitor Services Building during operational hours.

Current Conditions: We've got snow! The roads are icy and snow packed in areas. Make sure to be prepared for all weather conditions when visiting the park! Due to the change in weather, we have shut down parts of our campgrounds in preparation for the bigger snows ahead, but we still have plenty of spots open for you and your family! Please take into account that the extra moisture is hard on our roads and trails. Therefore, we ask that you take it easy on the roads (the speed limit is 10 mph), use 4 wheel drive and hike through muddy spots when on trail to avoid resource damage. 

The camping fee is $24.00 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. Equestrian camping is slightly higher at $30.00 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. A maximum of eight people per cabin or camp site.

Hermit Park is dry camping, there are no hook-ups. We have many camp sites large enough to hold your RV or 5th wheel as well as the smaller campers and tents. We have a dump station for the self-contained camping units.

Located in the dumpster/dump station area is access to drinking water for camping.

Generators are allowed in Bobcat, Kruger, and Granite Gulch Campgrounds, only. Generators are not allowed in Hermit's 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.  

We hope to see you soon!


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

Visitor Services office hours are currently:

Wednesday through Sunday: 9:00am- 5:00pm


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

See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.