Colorado is home to over 2,000 natural lakes, reservoirs, and enough rivers to keep any water loving individual happy. And, no matter how much we write there is no way to name all the peaks, mountain ranges, valleys, cliffs, and glaciers in Colorado. But we invite you to start your exploration here and stop to appreciate the aspen trees, wildflowers and rock formations splattered across the parks.
All but one of Rocky Mountain Park's waterfalls require at least a short hike meaning that it's entirely possible to enjoy a waterfall by yourself.
Forget having to hike miles to experience the sight of open tundra, alpine vistas, and towering peaks. Trail Ridge Road, has three must-see turnouts.
This easy 2.7 mile hike passes by three named waterfalls and numerous smaller cascades and trickles along North St. Vrain Creek. Enter RMNP at the Wild Basin Entrance south of Estes Park.
With numerous activities, and 300 days of sunshine, Colorado is a mountain lovers dream.
See a beautiful canyon such as Forest Canyon, Spruce Canyon, the Black Canyon of Gunnison or Royal Gorge
Hike 3 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead to stroll past this waterfall and two lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Alberta Falls is only 0.8 miles in.
A moderate hike along Rocky Mountain National Park's Lumpy Ridge. You see unusual rock formations and a small lake with a beach.
Dominating the skyline, and topping out at 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the ultimate adventure for enthusiastic hikers.
Famous documentarian, Ken Burns sat down with USA TODAY and shared some of the secrets of Rocky Mountain Park.
The park is chocked-full of lakes due to the large glaciers that carved out deep canyons and cirques, while leaving teardrops behind.
It's hard not to be impressed. Mountains tower over meadows spotted with elk and wildflowers. Here are where to see them.
Ranger-led night sky programs are held in the park in the summer starting in mid-June.
With 53 mountains that exceed 14,000 feet in elevation, Colorado has too many peaks to list. Not all of them are named.
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.
You don’t have to visit Colorado’s national parks in person to experience their spectacular views and trails.