Rocky Mountain National Park

Hikers will rejoice over Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park with more than 300 miles of trails and the opportunity to gain some real altitude: the tallest of the 60 peaks tops out at 14,259 feet.

Rocky Mountain National Park has more than 300 miles of trails

If you're not a skier, but still want to take advantage of Colorado's great outdoors, spend the day in Rocky Mountain National Park, located 65 miles northwest of Denver. This breathtaking beautiful natural wonder welcomes an average of 4.5 million annual visitors. The park’s Trail Ridge Road (the highest continuous highway in North America), open late May through early October, crests at more than 12,000 feet, and the surrounding 415 square miles encompass alpine wonderlands and stunning vistas. The highest peak in the park is Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet. 

Taking advantage of the great outdoors, travelers can experience a field seminar or a free ranger led program to learn about the surrounding flora and fauna. Capture the beauty of the Rockies for posterity with a guided photo safari, get up close and personal on an "Elk Rut Safari" between September and October or surrender to the sublime quiet and beauty of a guided safari in the winter. Other activities include fishing, camping, and superb wildlife viewing, including elk, deer, bighorn sheep, bears and mountain goats. If you didn't bring lunch, two nearby resort villages tout many restaurants to satisfy your hunger: Estes Park to the east or Grand Lake to the west.

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Trail Ridge Rd. Denver CO 80517 U.S.


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