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Rocky Mountain National Park

Top 10 US National Parks

GAYOT's list of the Top 10 U.S. National Parks includes Rocky Mountain National Park, home to 60 mountain peaks that can be explored on the park's Trail Ridge Road


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Hit the Trails at 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. The park’s Trail Ridge Road, 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. 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.

 

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