Park Access

2013 Flood Damage to Old Fall River Road. Photo by NPS

Flooded Road Repairs in Rocky Mountain National Park

The U.S. government has allocated $3.5 million to repair RMNP roads damaged by the 2013 flood. Read More...

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Spring in Rocky Mountain Park

Spring is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, when the weather is cool, the flowers are budding, and the crowds are light. Read More...

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2014 Free National Park Days

The National Park Service has announced its free national park days for 2014. All park entry fees are waived. Read More...

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Trail Ridge Road Season

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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Other Cities in the Greater Rockies Region

Things to do as you’re passing through on the way to the park. Read More...

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West-Side Entrance Towns

Quieter and more rustic, these towns offer Old West sights and sensibilities. Read More...

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East-Side Entrance Towns

Visits to Estes Park and Lyons are packed with fun events, dining, and sightseeing. Read More...

Alpine Visitor Center Interior with Mountain Overlook Windows. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Rocky Mountain Park Visitor Centers

Rocky Mountain National Park visitor centers offer a variety of services, from gift shops, bookstores, guided tours, and more. Read More...

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Getting to Rocky Mountain National Park

Don’t let the wilderness scare you, most facilities are marginally accessible or better. Read More...

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Hours and Seasons of Operations in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky National Park is open 24 hours a day year round. Visitors can enter or exit at any time. Read More...

Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mountain

1. See Aspens in Fall

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 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. 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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