Hermit Park Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 8/31/2014

Current Conditions

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.

[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] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo]
Park situation

July 25, 2014 was the official opening day for 2014!  We are now open 7 days a week, the road repair work has all been completed and the camping is terrific!

The Pavilion renovation that was slated for the fall of 2013 has been pushed back to the fall of 2014. The Pavillion will be closed for renovation starting September 15th 2015 and reopen in the spring of 2015

The entrance/vehicle permit at Hermit Park has remained at $6.00 per day, and we now offer an automated pay station for those who enter the park before/after visitor services office hours. The pay station accepts only 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 two wells to provide water for the campgrounds!  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 Hallow 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.

We hope to see you soon!


Camping reservations can be made up to 180 days in adavance.  

Visitor Services office hours are:

Sunday through Thursday:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 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.

Park events

Questions?  Call:  (970) 577-2090.

See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.