Feel Like You’re On Top of the World!
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. 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 is on top!
Learn about the upcoming 100th Anniversary, planning updates, and how to get involved. Be part of the celebration!Read More
Bear Lake Road Reconstruction
Major construction work on Bear Lake Road continues in 2013. It includes daily closures, some night closures and will require taking the Park Shuttle.Read More
Camp or Backpack!
Enjoy a night under the stars in one of Rocky’s campgrounds or a backcountry site. Reservations are strongly recommended (contact www.recreation.gov)Read More
Over 350 Miles of Trails Beckon!
By foot or horse, fishing, photographing, or simply enjoying a stroll, view the splendor of Rocky from trails of varying difficulties & elevations.Read More
Fun Things to Do
Enjoy a vast array of things to do, including scenic drives, wildlife watching, picnicking, ranger-led talks, programs for kids, and wintertime fun.Read More
Weather varies greatly in this park, which straddles the Continental Divide & covers elevations ranging from 7700 feet to over 14000 feet. Be prepred!Read More
Longs Peak Keyhole Route
The Keyhole Route to the summit of Longs Peak - a CLIMB, not a hike - crosses enormous sheer vertical rock walls, loose rock, and steep cliffs.Read More
Pets in the Park
Leashed pets are welcome in Rocky but only in picnic areas, campgrounds, and along roadsides. Pets are NEVER allowed on any trails or meadow areas.Read More
Did You Know?
Kawuneeche Valley is on the west side of the Continental Divide and channels water into the Colorado River. Kawuneeche means Coyote in Arapaho.