Rocky Mountain National ParkUnited States of America

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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

Experience a sense of natural exhilaration as you breathe the fresh mountain air in this pristine wilderness park high in the sky. 

Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful in the spring with slopes of wildflowers and in the winter with a blanket of pure, white snow. Come here to hike, look for wildlife, see the Continental Divide and appreciate nature.

The park has more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) of hiking paths classified as lake, waterfall and summit trails. Pick up a park hiking guide for trail suggestions that meet your interests and abilities. The popular 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) Bear Lake loop is a flat interpretive nature trail while Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,600 meters). Walk along some of the nearly 30 miles (18 kilometers) of the strenuous Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for eastern and western views above the tree line.

Follow normal hiking safety recommendations. Very importantly in this park, be prepared for issues acclimating to the high elevation. Enjoy and photograph the spectacular views and pristine natural settings.

In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski through the park. Join a ranger-led program to improve your technique while you learn some of the secrets of the region. Hidden Valley is a popular spot for sledding on a former bunny ski slope.

Expect to see wildlife wandering through the park. Moose frequent the Kawuneeche Valley area along the Upper Colorado River. Bighorn sheep visit their namesake Sheep Lakes during the summer. See herds with small lambs in spring. From a safe distance, look for the giant antlers of a bull elk as he guards his large harem.

The park is open year-round. In its six visitor centers, get information, purchase souvenirs, speak to a ranger and even use WiFi. Make reservations for camping in the park or find lodging just outside in Estes Park or Grand Lake.

While Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Denver, its peaks are more than 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) higher in the sky. Visit the park for a natural Rocky Mountain high worth singing about. Find affordable adventure for all types of travelers in the inspiring national parks of the U.S.

Top Hotels in Rocky Mountain National Park

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mountain Masterpiece - Beautiful Cabin on 2.2 Acres at Wildbasin
Mountain Masterpiece - Beautiful Cabin on 2.2 Acres at Wildbasin
1074 County Road 84, Allenspark, CO
CA $394
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Wild Basin Area and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Copeland Falls. Ouzel Falls and Calypso Cascades are also ...

Mountain Masterpiece - Beautiful Cabin on 2.2 Acres at Wildbasin
Cozy Rustic Cabin Walking Distance to Town.minutes to Pmnp
Cozy Rustic Cabin Walking Distance to Town.minutes to Pmnp
1575 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO

Situated in Estes Park, this historic cabin is within 2 miles (3 km) of Performance Park, Mrs. Walsh's Garden and Historic Estes Park. Historic Park Theatre ...

4.4/5Excellent! (51 reviews)

"This was a quiet quaint property close to town and the Rockies. It had everything we needed for the week"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2019

Cozy Rustic Cabin Walking Distance to Town.minutes to Pmnp
Terra Furma - 4 Br Home
Terra Furma - 4 Br Home
4 out of 5
3441 Jungfrau Trail, Estes Park, CO

Located in Windcliff Estates, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Marys Lake and within 6 miles (10 km) of Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Tiny Town ...

Terra Furma - 4 Br Home

Popular things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Lake Trailhead
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Bear Lake Trailhead

5/5(1 review)

Take the whole family along to walk this manageable hiking trail, which loops around the scenic lake edge and offers ample photo opportunities. 

Sprague Lake
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Sprague Lake

Follow a short but scenic trail around this stunning lake and admire views of the pointed peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Horseshoe Park
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Horseshoe Park

Hike along lakeside trails, admire the scenic views from overlooks and spot big horn sheep and elk grazing in the meadows of this park within a national park.

Top activities in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Full-Day Tour

CA $158

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the top National Parks to visit in the winter. Wildlife, solitude, and a even more dynamic environment guarantees a unique experience.

Rocky Mountain National Park Tour from Denver
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Rocky Mountain National Park Tour from Denver

CA $142

Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver. We will experience the subalpine and alpine worlds, many overlooks to take your breath away. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the “top of the world” in the park, filled spectacular vistas.

Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour
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Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Tour

CA $198

Overview Witness the beautiful golden Aspens for the next few weeks as we transition into the heart of Fall. These impressive views and beautiful colored leaves make the fall the most desired season to be in the park.

Private Full-Day Rocky Mountain National Park Tour
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Private Full-Day Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

CA $183

Overview Make the most of your time in Colorado and treat yourself to a fully customized private tour in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This is the perfect tour for someone who simply wants ample time at each sight and a guide who treats them like family showing them all their favorite spots.

Winter Park Ski Rental Performance Ski Pkg Beavers Sports
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Winter Park Ski Rental Performance Ski Pkg Beavers Sports

CA $41

Locally owned and operated, founded in 1995, on the idea that there is a better way to fit you with your ski or snowboard rental. Our most popular ski rental package. Ideally suited for the first time skier through upper level intermediate.

Estes Park 2 Hour Ride
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Estes Park 2 Hour Ride

CA $80

Our 2-hour ride has an outstanding view! Climb another 800-900 ft in elevation from our 1-hour ride to enjoy spectacular views of the Continental Divide, Long’s Peak, and the Estes Valley. On this journey, you'll trek deep on into forest for amazing views of Big Thompson Canyon and continue down to Eagle Valley.

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5 things you don’t know about Rocky Mountain National Park
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5 things you don’t know about Rocky Mountain National Park

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