Report last updated: 11/29/2014
Flood repairs at Hermit Park Open Space are complete, and the area is fully open to the public. The Homstead Meadows trail connection is still somewhat rough. Use this trail at your own risk. Bicycle and Equestrian use are not advised at this time. We appreciate everyone's patience with the process to repair the area.
Fall is in the air! The bears are still foraging for their food so they can head off to the winter dens, so be on the look out!
The fall weather is bringing us cool, beautiful days and cold nights, all is as it should be!
The renovation work has begun on the Pavilion and it is now closed. It will re-open in the spring of 2015
The entrance/vehicle permit at Hermit Park has remained at $6.00 per day, and we offer an automated pay station for those who enter the park before/after Visitor Services Building hours. The pay station accepts only VISA or Master Card credit or debit cards. The automated pay station does not accept cash. Cash permit and multiple day permit purchases must be made at the visitor services office.
The camping fee is $24.00 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. Equestrian camping is slightly higher at $30 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. A maximum of eight people per cabin or camp site.
Hermit Park is dry camping so we have no hook-ups. We do, however, have many camp sites large enough to hold your RV or 5th wheel as well as the smaller campers and tents. We have one well to provide water for the entire campground, located at the Visitors Service Building. We also have a dump station for the self-contained camping units. Generators are allowed in Bobcat, Kruger, and Granite Gulch Campgrounds. They are not allowed in Hermits 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. In preparation for the coming weather changes, we have closed Kruger and Granite Gulch campgrounds.
Current Conditions: The switchbacks up into the park are slippery. Please take caution and drive accordingly.
We hope to see you soon!
Camping reservations can be made up to 180 days in adavance. Kruger and Granite Gulch campgrounds are closed for the season.
Visitor Services office hours are:
Monday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hermit Park's direct number is (970) 577-2090.
For reservations, call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com
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.
Questions? Call: (970) 577-2090.