Learn about the highs and lows of weather in Colorado's high-elevation national parks. Watch for storms in afternoons and deal with altitude sickness.
Thunderstorms storms in the park have caused injury and even death. Read our tips for staying safe from lightening when hiking in high altitude.
Though Trail Ridge Road closes in the winter, Rocky Mountain National Park is OPEN all year. The story becomes the tale of two Parks
The park is open 24/7/365, but it’s a very different place in January than it is in July. Here is what to expect in every season.
Starting in late August, aspens in the highest reaches of the Park begin their annual quaking, a term to describe the aspens unique leaves changing a golden-yellow hue and how they react in wind.
Spring is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, when the weather is cool, the flowers are budding, and the crowds are light.
Don't make a rookie mistake by dressing for temps in Denver, then heading up Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain Park. The higher you go, the colder it gets.
The high country has extreme weather patterns. Shaped by elevation, slope, and exposure, these patterns can change rapidly.
Park visitors to the park need to prepare for two distinct climates within Rocky Mountain National Park - each has its own unique gear checklist.