Summer In Rocky Mountain National Park
In Rocky Mountain National Park, there are a variety of things to do in the summer, including:
•a drive on Trail Ridge Road (which is open from late May through mid October)
•hiking (on 359 miles of trails, which begin at 35 trailheads)
•fishing (476 miles of streams and creeks and 150 lakes)
•nature programs (at the five visitor centers in Rocky Mountain National Park)
•wildlife viewing (more than 60 types of mammals reside inside Rocky Mountain National Park, including 3,200 elk, as well as bighorn sheep, bear, deer, moose, and coyotes)
•horseback riding (there are dozens of stables near Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as two inside the park)
•bird watching (more than 280 species)
•camping (200 backcountry campsites and 585 drive up campsites)
•biking (on 60 miles of roads, as well as a network of mountain biking trails)
•mountain climbing and mountaineering (including the famous Longs Peak)
Please note: Three of the campgrounds inside Rocky Mountain National Park (Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, and Moraine Park) operate on a reservation system. The other two (Timber Creek and Longs Peak) are on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note: While ATVs aren’t allowed inside Rocky Mountain Park, there are more than 100 miles of ATV trails in the Grand Lake area. There’s also no motorized boating in Rocky Mountain National Park, but in the Grand Lake area, you can enjoy Grand Lake, Shadow Mountain Lake, and Lake Granby.