Rocky Mountain National Park

From the top of 14,259-foot Longs Peak to the elk herds in Moraine Park to Grand Lake on the western edge, Rocky Mountain National Park has something for everyone. This Colorado park is a year-round stop for adventure and nature.
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The sunrise over Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

The sunrise over Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

Location: Colorado

Top 3 Things to Do at Rocky Mountain National Park

1. Go for a Mountain Hike

Over 350 miles of trails crisscross the Park, linking together alpine lakes, jagged peaks, thick lodgepole Pine forests and rocky tundra. Dominating the skyline, and topping out at 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the ultimate adventure for enthusiastic hikers.

2. Watch for Wildlife

Home to thousands of elk, mule dear, marmots, bighorn sheep, and the occasional black beer, it’s not uncommon to have your park experience include a wildlife sighting. Come the end of August to watch the elk rut spectacle

3. Take a Scenic Drive on Trail Ridge Road

Known appropriately as the Highway to the Sky, Trail Ridge Road crosses the continental divide at a whopping 12,183 feet. Colorado has also designated Trail Ridge Road as a scenic and history byway. Up for something even more thrilling? Drive up the original mountain auto trail, Old Fall River Road.

Plan your vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park today!

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