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Rocky Mountain National Park

1000 US Highway 36, Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Estes Park, Colorado 80517 USA

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“Nature's playground”

Alpine meadows, rugged peaks & pristine wilderness await! Experience the wonders of the Rocky Mountains at Rocky Mountain National Park. Discover a playground of alpine meadows, rugged peaks, and pristine wilderness that offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Explore scenic trails that lead to picturesque lakes, hike to the top of towering peaks, and be mesmerized by the breathtaking vistas that surround you. Encounter an array of wildlife, including elk, deer, and bighorn sheep, as you immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this majestic national park.

Rocky Mountain National Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, weather permitting. Be sure to check the status of park roads, as some roads close seasonally. Keep in mind that during the fall, winter, and spring, conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Check the weather forecast when planning your visit. Park visitor center hours also vary with the season.

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Reviewed by
hLiwOo

  • 2 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
June 17, 2014
Rated

Went here during Memorial weekend and it was jammed packed despite the raindrops here and there. The scenery was well worth it. Colorado at it's best around this time of the year. The wet green tress and the beautiful peak of the sun throughout the day. I was only blinded by the snow's love. Can't wait till it's hotter here in CO to go hiking and looking for CO's breath taking moments!

10 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Haley

  • 28 Reviews
  • 56 Helpful
July 07, 2014
Rated 5.0

Beautiful! Be warned though, that when it says no pets allowed on the trails, it means it. I tried bringing my small dog. I thought surely there wouldn't be that many park rangers, I was wrong, they are everywhere. So sadly, just leave the pup at home!

8 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Lesli Peterson

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  • 1,213 Reviews
  • 62 Helpful
July 07, 2022
Rated 5.0

No trip to Colorado is complete without a road trip to Rocky Mountain National Park! This popular park contains over 415 square miles of trails to enjoy.

If you only have one day in the park, I recommend driving Trail Ridge Road or Old Fall River Road to experience all of the amazing views — without having to step foot out of the car.

As far as hiking trails go, I’d recommend heading to the Bear Lake Corridor. The hikes here range from quick quarter mile nature walks with incredible views, to epic hikes, depending on how far you want to go. Some notable spots to check out along this route are: Bear Lake Trail, Emerald Lake Trail, Loch Vale Lake, and Sky Pond.

If you’re looking for an epic adventure, hike the tallest mountain in RMNP, Long’s Peak.

We think a visit here is one of the best day trips from Denver!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
laura-jon

  • 2 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
December 30, 2017
Rated 5.0

Love this park 💚 beautiful trails, peaks & wildlife. hike early to avoid noon thunderstorms

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
YANRE STRENGTH

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 23, 2021
Rated

One of the most beautiful park with breathtaking views! Click here for the views >>> bit.ly/39vgHh1

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Caitlyn731

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 07, 2021
Rated 5.0

Scenery was well worth it! Especially up to Emerald Lake and Dream Lake. Definitely worth the trip!!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ashley.e.duvall

  • 9 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
August 01, 2017
Rated 5.0

Definitely go here! It's beautiful! I've been twice now and would 100% go back again!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
PaigePollock

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
January 12, 2017
Rated 5.0

Absolutely incredible! Even though most of the trails and roads were closed due to snow, the views were still beautiful. Even saw some animals :)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Rebecca

  • 8 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0

A must-have experience. We drove through the Rocky Mountain National Park on our way to Fort Collins. Stunning scenery. A camera is a must. There were many places to pull over to view the wildlife, take photos, and just enjoy your surroundings. I wish we'd had more time to stay and explore the trails.

This park wasn't on our original itinerary but we had several locals recommend it and I'm very glad we listened. It ended up being my favorite part of our road trip around Colorado.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kalli.judd

  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
November 17, 2014
Rated 5.0

RMNP is too gorgeous for words, it is awe-inspiring at the least. There are so many trails to explore, but I often found myself wanting to just pick a secluded, high-up spot and soak it all in. Can't wait to go back next summer.

1 person found this review helpful

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Rocky Mountain National Park

1000 US Highway 36
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
Estes Park, Colorado
80517 USA
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