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Get inspired to plan a road trip of a lifetime to all four of Colorado's gorgeous national parks with the 2020 National Park Journal, Colorado edition. It's the only magazine dedicated to the incredible road trips you should take to get to Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain national parks, along with what to do in the towns along the way. 

Filled with road-trip tips and itineraries, our magazine helps thousands of readers plan their vacations. Our 2020 annual National Park Journal, Colorado magazine has 76 pages filled with stunning photography and excellent travel writing, covering road-trip stops extensively. 

Whether you start in Denver, Salt Lake City, El Paso or drive from the Midwest, we cover fun roadside attractions, soothing hot springs, stunning state parks, great restaurants and vibrant towns in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. 

We also include tips on what to do in Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles the Utah-Colorado border, Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park in Utah and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. 

We also have a special section dedicated solely to Colorado's parks, which includes a detailed park map of Rocky Mountain National Park, along with a park entrance guide and the top 6 things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park. We've also created a packing list and recommended gear guide. A breathtaking fold-out Rocky Mountain National Park poster in the center of the magazine is perfect for hanging on your wall.


Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park

Visit Colorado’s National Parks Virtually

You don’t have to visit Colorado’s national parks in person to experience their spectacular views and trails.

Mitten Park Fault on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument

Utah and Colorado National Parks Road Trip

Explore some of the country's most amazing red-rock landscapes and soaring granite peaks on this 1,140-mile tour including 5 national park sites.

Downtown Santa Fe

New Mexico and Colorado National Parks Road Trip

Stunning landscapes, culture and adobe villages await on this 2,121-mile trip starting in El Paso, Texas. See multiple national parks in both Colorado and New Mexico.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Email Newsletters

Whether you are planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park or simply want to stay connected to the park, our newsletters are a great source of information and are filled with inspiring stories.

National Park Trips author Mikaela Ruland taking in the view of Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Best of Colorado Road Trip Featuring 6 National Park Sites

Natural hot springs, high peaks and national park sites dominate this 1,296-mile tour through Colorado starting and ending in Denver.

Elk lounging in the mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park

Where Can I See Wild Animals in Colorado's National Parks?

Home to thousands of elk, mule deer, marmots, bighorns, and the occasional black bear.

Soaking at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort

12 Unusual Places to Stay near Rocky Mountain National Park

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.

6 things to take on a Colorado Vacation

7 Things to Take on your Colorado National Park Vacation

After many trips to Colorado's national parks and monuments, our editor has created a list of her favorite things to bring along.

Sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park

10 Ways to Live in the Moment, Colorado-Style

Here are exceptional ways to have fun and be present, Colorado-style, even if you can't visit the national parks in person.