This new system will start on June 4.
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is now open to the public, however, starting on June 4, a new timed entry system will be put in place.
The park will temporarily implement a timed entry system beginning June 4. Reservations will go on sale through https://t.co/xupuRu8PMl at 8 a.m. MT on Thu, May 28. For details, visit https://t.co/EOblxDvVtf.— RockyNPS (@RockyNPS) May 27, 2020
This is all part of the phased stages that park officials are implementing to fully reopen the state park.
The Beaver Meadows and Grand Lake entrances opened on May 27 as part of Phase 1.
In Phase 2, this is where the temporary timed entry system will be put in place. This system will allow for more people to enjoy RMNP in a safe manner, and reservations can be made from June 4 through July 31.
"We are eager to welcome visitors back to their national park," said Superintendent Darla Sidles. "This system will more safely manage the pace and flow of visitor use, reduce crowding, and provide an improved visitor experience in alignment with the park’s safe operational capacity."
According to RMNP's website, "the next release will be on July 1, for the month of August and any remaining days that have not been booked for July." Then, on August 1, they'll open reservations for September and any remaining days in August. This same system will be implemented for the month of September into October.
With the reservation system, park visitors are able to enter with a two-hour window between 6 a.m. through 5 p.m.
"The health and safety of park visitors, employees, volunteers and partners continues to be paramount," park officials said. "Rocky Mountain National Park staff continue to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance and will be regularly monitored."
For more information on the new timed entry system at Rocky Mountain National park or to make a reservation, click here.
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