Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park, located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, is one of the largest, most spectacular national parks in the United States. (Click here for a full list of US National Parks).
More than 3 million visitors travel into or through Rocky Mountain National Park each year, enjoying the gorgeous scenery, amazing wildlife, plentiful lakes and streams, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails.
Some people drive across Trail Ridge Road, which connects Grand Lake and Estes Park (both charming towns, in their own right), while others hike, bike, or cross country ski into Rocky Mountain National Park. Most visitors to RMNP come in the summertime, but a significant number visit in the fall – just in time to view the rich colors of changing leaves or to listen to the distinctive sounds of elk bugling. Many visitors stay overnight in nearby lodging, and others visit for the day, driving up from the Denver metro area.
With 416 square miles of wilderness (265,769 acres, to be exact), the $20 Rocky Mountain National Park entrance fee per vehicle is one of the best values around.
If you’ve never been to Rocky Mountain National Park, put this Colorado gem on your list of places to go. If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, treat yourself to a return trip.
Make it a priority sometime soon… Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the few places on earth where the wonderment never ends!