By Danielle Chavira

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Rocky Mountain National Park will soon require permits for backcountry camping. The new system takes effect March 2 at 8 a.m., RMNP announced last week.

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By visiting, campers can book a reservation and pay for it online for dates between May 1 and Oct. 31. Permits will need to be picked up at a Wilderness Office in the park to ensure the reservation is activated.

Call the Rocky Mountain National Park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit for more information.

Campground reservations can be made on up to six months in advance. Reservations for Memorial Day weekend and the July 4 weekend are being accepted now.

Danielle Chavira