Tori Peglar is Co-Brand and Content Director of National Park Trips Media.
Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.
Ranked among Outside Magazine’s 2016 “Best Towns," its heart is the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad which attracts 200,000 passengers per year.
There is no command for "Stop" when you are being pulled by a team of sled dogs, as I found out right before "Let's go!"
Grand Lake, Colo. is located just one mile from the West Entrance of the Park and is home to the largest and deepest natural alpine lake in the state.
Spotting moose is not that difficult. They are so large it's hard to miss them grazing in the low-lying valleys and wet areas near lakes.
Get to Rocky Mountain National Park by train, then bus or taxi. The closest Amtrak train is in Granby, CO, 20 miles from the park's west entrance.
Don’t let your trip to the park sound just like your neighbors’ vacation. Set it apart by staying at some of the fantastic and unusual places along the way.
A personalized guide to help you decide where to spend the night, from car camping paradise and remote backcountry sites to RV heaven.
To access the park, there are four entrances, three on the park’s east side and one on the west. Here's how to pick your approach
Natural hot springs, high peaks and national park sites dominate this 1,130-mile tour through Colorado starting and ending in Denver.
How do you pack for a place where temperatures can fluctuate 35 degrees in one day? Here are the top 14 items to bring to the park.
See nearly 300 lions, tigers, grizzly bears, wolves, and other rescued large carnivores as they roam freely on the rolling plains of Colorado.
Nestled in the forest with views of Longs Peak and Twin Sisters, is a tranquil retreat center with stunning mountain views and wellness activities.
When 14-year-old Enos Mills spotted Longs Peak, it was love at first sight. He positioned his small log cabin, so he would have fantastic views of Longs.
Explore some of the country's most amazing red-rock landscapes and soaring granite peaks on this 1,140-mile tour.
Go native Mesa Verde National Park plus three hidden gems for some rare hands-on opportunities in one of the nation’s most archaeologically rich areas.
Native American history meets natural wonders 35 miles from Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, dotted by spires, sculpted rock and colorful hills.
Wildlife and natural wonders await on this 1,763-mile journey through cowboy towns and three national parks, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton.
Twelve miles from Mesa Verde, this national monument often falls off travelers' radar screens, making it a fantastic place to discover solitude and ancient history.
How has it gone from a western backwater to the heart of Colorado’s outdoor recreation and wine country? See our Grand Timeline.