Where can I see wildlife?
There are reliable locations where many of the park’s wild animals may be seen, but never fed by humans. Check out our wildlife guide for viewing tips.
Where can I walk with a stroller or use a wheelchair?
Accessible trails are available at Coyote Valley, Sprague Lake and Lily Lake.
Is Trail Ridge Road Open?
Trail Ridge, the highest road in any US National Park (12,183′), is generally open seasonally from the last weekend in May through mid-October.
Where can I camp?
The park has five campgrounds. Two take reservations, and the others often fill early in the day during the summer.
Where can I walk with my dog?
Dogs must be leashed and are only allowed out along roadside pullouts and developed park areas (like campgrounds and picnic areas).
Where can I backpack and camp in the park’s backcountry?
The park has more than 200 backcountry sites. A permit is required for overnight camping in the backcountry.
What are some good winter hikes or snowshoe routes?
The east side of the park typically has poor winter skiing, but excellent winter snowshoes and hiking options. Check out our Winter Activities page for full skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing details.
What trees are in the park? Mammals? Fish? Birds? Amphibians and reptiles? Exotic Plants? Butterflies and moths?
Visit our Natural Wonders section to learn about all the flora and fauna in the park.