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Rocky Mountain National Park


A Four Seasons Playground!
Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring — the Park is Open Year Round.

Rocky Mountain National Park is just minutes from downtown Estes Park. We may be biased, but we think this is the most beautiful national park in the US. There is always something to do in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are more than 365 miles of extraordinary hiking trails, amazing day trips, and incredible wildlife and views.

Rocky Mountain National Park is the 3rd most visited national park in our nation. The summer and autumn months experience high volumes of traffic. Make the most of your mountain getaway and plan ahead. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park to learn the ideal times to hit the trails, the most up-to-date weather information, and the ranger-led activities. Our park rangers offer activities for children and adults - a junior ranger program, wildlife lectures, and stargazing from Trail Ridge Road. There's always something fun to do in Rocky Mountain National Park!
 
Our favorite things to do are: go for scenic drives, watch for wildlife, have a picnic, fishing, horseback riding, drive on Old Fall River Road (a dirt road going one-way to the Alpine Visitor Center), drive across Trail Ridge Road (the highest continuous highway in the US), soak in the alpine tundra, visit the Alpine Visitor Center (open May-Oct), go snowshoeing (Oct-April) or hike the miles and miles of trails!

 

 


Our Wildlife is Really Wild!

Whether you are driving or hiking, chances are you'll get to see one of our mountain critters. Rocky Mountain National Park has herds of elk, big horn sheep and deer. And there is no telling where you'll find them. Also look for our more solitary animals like moose, coyotes and bears. 

Just remember: these animals really are wild. It is dangerous to approach them and especially during spring birthing season. Never put yourself between a mama and her baby.  Elk and deer are much more aggressive during the fall rut. 

Always show respect and enjoy our Wildlife in their beautiful habitat while keeping your distance. 








Popular Hikes
  • Bear Lake - Easy
  • Sprague Lake - Easy
  • Cub Lake - Easy/Moderate
  • Alberta Falls - Easy/Moderate
  • Cascade Falls - Moderate
  • Deer Mountain - Moderate/Difficult
  • Flattop Mountain - Difficult
Popular Activities
  • Kids - Be a Junior Ranger
  • Visitor Centers, Museums & Historic Sites
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding & Snowshoeing
  • Scenic Drives & Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnics
  • Jeep Tours
Everything you need
Additional Info
  • Annual Pass
    $70/year
  • Annual Military Pass - Free!
    $0
  • Annual Senior Pass (age 62 and older)
    $20/year
  • Lifetime Senior Pass (age 62 and older)
    $80/one time
  • 1-Day Pass Automobile
    $25/day
  • 7-Day Pass Automobile (consecutive)
    $35/week
  • 1-Day Per Person Pass
    $15/day
  • 7-Day per Person Pass (consecutive)
    $20/week
  • 1-Day Motorcycle Pass
    $25/day
  • 7-Day Motorcycle Pass (consecutive)
    $30/week
  • RMNP Phone (970) 586-1206
  • Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri.
  • Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222
  • Mailing Address: 1000 US Hwy 36 Estes Park, CO 80517

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