Adventure & Rec.

Backpacking

There are so many trails in Rocky Mountain National Park (over 350 miles), it can be difficult to decide which route to explore. Backcountry lakes, jagged peaks, meadows drenched in seasonal wildflowers, mountain streams, and glaciers are just a few highlights tucked deep inside the Park’s backcountry. Read More...

Biking

Biking inside Rocky Mountain National Park is a cyclists dream. Twisting mountain roads, endless views, exposed open tundra, and America’s highest paved pass is just a few highlights. The most classic rides are Trail Ridge Road and Bear Lake Road, but remember to start early since afternoon traffic can become heavy. Read More...

Camping

There may be no more fulfilling experience in the outdoors than falling asleep under the stars. So if you plan on visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, make sure to spend at least one night camping. Read More...

Climbing

The state of Colorado is full of high rugged mountain peaks. More than 100 mountain peaks reach taller than 13,000 feet. (4,000 meters). As a result, many visitors flock to Colorado, and Rocky Mountain National Park, to have a chance to scale or rock climb big mountains. Read More...

Fishing

Fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park is tough– the fish smart. Take the guessing game out of where to go and what to bring by checking out fishing section. Of course fishing is not just a favorite withing the Park, but also outside the Park as well. Read More...

Hiking

Colorado is a hiker’s playground. If heading up from New Mexico, make sure to swing by Great Sand Dunes National Park and summit America’s tallest sand dune. Coming from the west it’s imperative to make a side trip to Summit County and explore the backcountry. Not enough? No sweat. Summit one—or all—of Colorado’s 54 14,000-foot peaks. The journey may be painful, but the views are unprecedented. Read More...

Horseback Riding

Want to take the kids on a horseback ride through Rocky Mountain National Park’s backcountry? No problem. Riding is a favorite activity inside and outside the Park, and is a great way to skip long miles of hiking while still getting a chance to enjoy rugged mountains and snow-fed streams. Read More...

Rafting/Water Activities

No matter what your skill level, time commitment, or comfort zone, Colorado has a river for you. Two major rivers offer numerous rafting opportunities in the Rocky Mountain National Park area. Explore the La Poudre River Canyon while charging class II – IV rapids on the Poudre River. Or step it up a notch and test your skills in Gore Canyon along the Colorado River. Read More...

Winter Activities

Three hundred days of sunshine a year, bluebird days, fresh deep powder, 54 14,000-foot mountains, and more skiable terrain than anywhere else in North America. In laymen’s terms: if you like to ski or board Colorado should be at the top of your list. Read More...

Yoga in Rocky Mountain National Park

From yoga-curious to yoga-master, Yoga Journal Magazine's annual conference in Estes Park offers something for everyone. Read More...

Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mountain

1. See Aspens in Fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

Starting in late August, aspens in the highest reaches of the Park begin their annual quaking, a term to describe the aspens unique leaves changing a golden-yellow hue and how they react in wind. Read More...

2. Take in a Festival

Want to dance, drink, and eat good food all in the name of a frozen dead guy? Done. How about attend the best small rodeo in America? Yep, got that covered too. Or how about throwing on a kilt and tossing a kaber? Better yet, how about tossing it with the Rocky Mountains as your backdrop? Done, done and done. Read More...

3. Hike to the Top of Longs Peak

Dominating the skyline, and topping out at 14,259 feet, Longs Peak is the ultimate adventure for enthusiastic hikers. Read More...

4. 350 Miles of Hiking Trails

Over 350 miles of trails crisscross the Park, linking together alpine lakes, jagged peaks, thick lodgepole Pine forests and rocky tundra. Also, right outside the park sits plenty of National Forest land. Read More...

5. See Wild Animals

Home to thousands of Elk, Mule Dear, Marmots, Big Horn Sheep, and the occasional Black Beer, it’s not uncommon to have your Park experience include a wildlife sighting. Read More...

6. Enjoy a Ranger-Led Activity in Rocky Mountain National Park

We know exploring a national park can be an exciting activity to do on your own, but why not spend a few hours and check out a ranger-led program? Read More...

7. Drive Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

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. Read More...

8. Go Sledding at Hidden Valley Snow Play Area

If you love skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing, sledding, hut trips, ice skating, and anything that involves frozen water just figure Colorado is the place to be. Read More...

9. Spend a Night in the Historic, Haunted Stanley Hotel

Just six miles from Rocky Mountain National Park and towering above the small mountain town of Estes Park, The Stanley Hotel should be included in every visitors to do list. It was the inspiration for the book & movie, The Shining. The owner was the inventor of the Stanley Steamer car. Stay in this historic 138-room hotel Read More...

10. A Perfect Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

We decided to spill one of our perfect days in Rocky Mountain National Park, just for you. Read More...

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