Cirque Meadows by Adam Johnson

Hermit Park Open Space - an Estes Park Campground and 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]

U.S. 34 is open between Loveland and Estes Park. Construction continues in the canyon with intermittent, short-term traffic impacts. Get more info on U.S. 34 construction.

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.

Don't miss the freshly renovated group pavilion!

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The renovation features stone wrapped columns, new picnic benches, a gas fire pit and improved lighting and utilities. There is a new catering area with a charcoal grill. The pavilion can accommodate 175 guests. Make a reservation today at or 1-800-397-7795. It is open to walk through so people can check out the amenities it offers.

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.



Entrance Permits

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