10/4/2013: Hermit Park Open Space suffered extensive flood related road damaged. For overall operation and safety of visitors, it will not be opened until renovations are completed. Please see media release and photos depicting some of the damage.
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.
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.
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.