FAQs about Rocky Mountain National Park

Answers to all your important Rocky Mountain National Park vacation questions about wildlife viewing, pets in the park, plus winter and backcountry routes.

Where can I walk with a stroller or use a wheelchair?

Accessible trails are available at Coyote Valley, Sprague Lake, and Lily Lake.

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).

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10 FAQs About Hiking to the Summit of Longs Peak in RMNP

Where is the Longs Peak trailhead? How long does it take to hike to the top? What are the biggest risks? When is the best time to hike Longs Peak? Read More...

Dylan Maddalena, Head Wrangler, YMCA Jackson Stables

Dream Jobs in Rocky Mountain National Park

What it is really like to live and work in RMNP? Peek inside the typical days of park rangers, stable managers, volunteers, and outdoor business owners. Read More...

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How Do I Stay Safe from Lightning at High Elevations?

Thunderstorms storms in the park have caused injury and even death. Read our tips for staying safe from lightening when hiking in high altitude. Read More...

Snowy Long's Peak (Photo by Ben Fullerton)

How Do I Treat High-Altitude Sickness?

Rocky Mountain National Park starts at the already-lofty elevation of 7,840 feet and extends all the way up to 14,259 feet at the summit of Longs Peak. Read More...

Wild Basin Entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

How Much Does Rocky Mountain National Park Cost?

Heading to Colorado to take in the sweeping beauty of Moraine Park and awe-inspiring heights of Longs Peak? Here are the many options for entrance fees. Read More...

The summit of Mt. Audubon in July in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Rob Wood

Packing Checklist for a Rocky Mountain Vacation

It’s a land of skyscraping peaks, lush river valleys, hidden lakes, and—in winter—perfectly powdery snow. To see it all, you’ll need the right equipment. Read More...

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When is Trail Ridge Road Open?

Trail Ridge Road is open and ready for tourists from mid May through mid November. During the winter it is closed because of snow. Read More...

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Where Can I See Wild Animals in Rocky Mountain National Park?

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...