Rivers and Waterfalls

Alberta Falls. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Alberta Falls, Mills Lake, and Jewel Lake

Hike 3 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead to stroll past this waterfall and two lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Alberta Falls is only 0.8 miles in. Read More...

Ouzel Falls. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Ouzel Falls – 3 Waterfalls in 3 Miles

This easy 2.7 mile hike passes by three named waterfalls and numerous smaller cascades and trickles along North St. Vrain Creek. Enter RMNP at the Wild Basin Entrance south of Estes Park. Read More...

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Waterfalls Beyond Rocky Mountain National Park

The state of Colorado has over 200 documented waterfalls, 2000 streams and lakes, 20 separate mountain ranges, and the headwaters of some of the West’s most important rivers. Read More...

Alberta Falls. Photo by Flickr Ed Coyle.

Waterfalls in Rocky Mountain National Park

Deep cirques, long valleys, and talus peaks are typical examples, but waterfalls, usually the byproduct of glacier episodes, can be found as well. Read More...

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Rivers Beyond Colorado

Some of the West’s most important rivers flow out of Colorado and near into the barren desert of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming. Read More...

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Rivers Inside Rocky Mountain National Park

Rafters, photographers, anglers, backpackers, and many more enjoy Colorado’s vast river system, which is comprised of over 2,000 lakes and streams. 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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