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News Release

Hermit Park Open Space Reopens to the Public on March 1

Department: Natural Resources
Release Date: Feb 24, 2017

Contact Information:

Chris Fleming, Big Thompson District Manager, (970) 577-2092

LOVELAND, Colo. – Hermit Park Open Space, located 2 miles southeast of Estes Park, will reopen to the public on Wednesday, March 1, weather dependent.

This will be a limited opening with portions of the campgrounds and cabin loop opening for the season. The road through Hermit Park Open Space will be open to vehicles up to the group pavilion and Kruger Rock Trail parking areas. Visitors may still access the Homestead Meadows Connector Trail via foot, bike or horse. 

Access to trails and the open space itself is weather dependent. Roads and trails may be closed due to muddy or other adverse conditions. Before heading to Hermit Park Open Space, please check current conditions by calling (970) 619-4570, or visiting or

For camping information and reservations, please call (800) 397-7795 or visit

Hermit Park Open Space opens in its entirety on May 1. It closes each year from mid-December through February due to winter weather conditions and the protection of winter range habitat for big game animals, such as elk.
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