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Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Guide: 277 reviews and 645 photos

Rocky Mountain National Park in north-central Colorado is a land of snow-mantled peaks overlooking verdant subalpine valleys and glistening lakes. One third of the park is tundra above the tree line and more than one quarter of the plants found here are native to the Arctic.

Rocky Mountain National Park is also famous for its dazzling display of summer wildflowers and abundant wildlife which includes: Bighorn Sheep, Elk, Whitetail and Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion and much more. Auto-touring, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, fishing, horse-back riding, picnicking and snowshoeing are among the activities that are popular with the more than 3 million visitors who come here annually.

The Park is open year round with the busiest season being in July and August and the least crowded in January and February. There is an entrance fee of $10.00 per private vehicle, or season passes are also available.

  • Last visit to Rocky Mountain National Park: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mar 4, 2007 at 4:54 PM

    Bear Lake is one of my favorite places in the park but some people might get confused because you have it under the "Off the Beaten Path" section. This area is packed in summer and winter, although in the winter it's easier to get away from people.

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    Aug 3, 2006 at 1:02 AM

    helpful tips and nice pics. Thanks!:)

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    Jul 29, 2006 at 6:22 PM

    It is twenty years ago that we spent our Honeymoon at Estes Park. Great page!

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    Apr 26, 2006 at 11:57 AM

    My in-laws retired in Estes Park & we used to visit every year. Had a great time trying to see animals in the park and taking side trips to WY, SD and down to Mesa Verde. Nice page and tips!

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    Feb 5, 2006 at 3:40 PM

    What a beautiful place! The mountains seem stunning, and you have great photos too. I hope to visit Rocky Mountain NP someday

  • e7forever's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2005 at 10:17 AM

    Great pics Stephen! I have to make it up to Colorado someday.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 4:25 AM

    Nice page on Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park especially the "Long's Peak" and "Young Buck Elk" pics and great info on Trails.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 2:02 PM

    Stunning scenery photos Stephen! You managed to get some great close up wildlife ones too. This looks such a beautiful & interesting place, as always a wonderful page, thank you! (~_~)

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    Jan 14, 2005 at 1:59 PM

    I have yet to see the Rockies, I look forward to seeing them this summer on our honeymoon :) NICE PAGE!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2005 at 8:08 PM

    That is quite some spectacular drive. Just stunning and how fabulous to get photos of the wildlife. What a great experience for your grandkids and great to recapture that photo 30 yrs on.

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