Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Landscapes on either side of the Continental Divide feature alpine lakes, forested valleys and a wide range of plants and animals. Iconic summer thunderstorms and persistent winter winds are among the forces that continue to shape this majestic landscape. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road, which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds, along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky Mountain is on top!
To learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
Due to the high elevations and exposure, park roads are subject to rapid weather changes and strong winds. Road conditions in and around the park can change quickly, particularly in the spring and fall, and some roads in the park are closed seasonally. Information on current road closures and conditions can be found here.
Fees & Passes:
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Camping & Lodging
- Aspenglen Campground: Open May 26 through September 26
- Glacier Basin Campground: Group sites are also available.
- Longs Peak Campground: Seasonal closures vary by year.
- Moraine Park Campground: Open year round.
- Timber Creek Campground: Seasonal closures vary by year.
Additionally, there are a wide range of backcountry camping experiences available in Rocky Mountain. Overnight travel in the backcountry requires a permit which is available at two backcountry offices. These offices are open seven days a week, seasonal hours vary. Call 970-586-1242 or visit www.nps.gov for more information regarding backcountry camping in the park.
Food & Drink
Restaurants and grocery stores can be found in the local communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park. If you prefer to bring your own food into the park, there are several picnic sites that provide tables and, sometimes, restrooms and fire grates.
Rocky Mountain National Park Biking
- 10 Miles 17 Kilometers of Trail
- 0 Recommended Routes
- 0 Easy Trails
- 2 Intermediate Trails
- 0 Difficult Trails
Areas Within Rocky Mountain National Park