Spanning the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park stretches across 415 square miles filled with alpine lakes, the headwaters of the Colorado River and dozens of peaks that reach 12,000 feet and higher.
Drive up Trail Ridge Road and you'll spot Longs Peak in the distance piercing the sky at 14,259 feet. This famous mountain summit attracts avid hikers from all over the world.
Down in Rocky's meadows, watch the park's most crowd-drawing wildlife, herds of elk that put on a bugling show each autumn.
The park and the Estes Park and Grand Lake areas are a Things to Do Mecca! Here are our top picks including hiking, horseback riding and scenic drives.
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Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park includes suggested hikes, horseback rides, and canoeing.
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.
Three local entrepreneurs share their recommendations and why they love their town next to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Only have 48 hours? Make the most of your time by following our itinerary covering both sides of the park.
Explore the majestic Rockies in your home on wheels with these tips to help you choose where to camp, how to prepare and what to do with your pets.
Known for its lodging, small-town charm, and knowledgeable outfitters, Estes Park serves Rocky Mountain National Park and access to the national forest.
This basic map illustrates how Rocky Mountain National Park is divided into the west side and the east side, joined by Trail Ridge Road which is closed in the winter.
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.
Download the official map to find your way around Rocky Mountain National Park including park roads, trails, lakes, visitor centers, and the gateway towns.
Want to take in the sweeping beauty of Longs Peak or the awe-inspiring view of Painted Wall? Here are the many options for national park entrance fees.
Leaning up against the national park's west side, Grand County offers unparalleled outdoor opportunities without the crowds most ski towns have.
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.
Looking for a hip, historic town near Rocky Mountain National Park but far from crowds?Head to Lyons, an artsy, 2,000-resident town with boutique lodging.
Skip the traffic and enjoy the ride on one of the many shuttle buses around Rocky Mountain National Park including options from Estes Park and Grand Lake.
Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers offer a variety of services, from gift shops, bookstores, guided tours, and more.
Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.
Head for northeast Colorado. The park is flanked by Estes Park on the east and Grand Lake on the west.
Plan your perfect vacation now using our tips on the best hotels, cabins and camping in and around Rocky Mountain National Park
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
Find your perfect hiking trail in Rocky Mountain National Park by answering a few questions. Then view our personalized guide to the trail.