Rocky Mountain National Park is known as one of the most beautiful parks in the country. The park is full of scenic views and wildlife abound. Use this Colorado tourism guide to make your Adventure travel planning easy.
This is a very large park with tons of fun activities. Use our favorite activities to help you decide how to spend your time in the park.
The Trail Ridge Road is a beautiful drive that winds and climbs through the park. The road climbs above 12,000' into the tundra and offers views throughout the entire drive. This is the favorite scenic drive in the park.
Camping in Colorado is very popular and Rocky Mountain National Park is no exception. There are several campgrounds for RV's and tents not to mention the opportunities along backpacking trails. The Glacier Basin campground is ideal for rv's and the Longs Peak Campground is great for tent campers. If you don't feel like camping grab a room at the cozy Estes Park Holiday Inn.
Hiking is the best way to experience the park. For difficult hikes and low crowds try Lake Verna, Spirit Lake, or Pear Lake.
Our favorite short and easy hikes are Alberta Falls, Copeland Falls, and Adams Falls.
Within the park bikes are limited to established roads. The trail ridge road and the old fall river road offer challenging rides.
Mule deer, elk herds, marmots, bighorn sheep, moose, marmots, a variety of birds, insects, small mammals and other critters can be seen on a daily basis throughout the park.
Ample snow makes the park a great place for skiing and snowshoeing. In order to downhill ski you must snowshoe or skin up the mountains before descending. Snowshoes are a nice pace on a calm winter day.