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Rocky Mountain National Park Mileages and Elevations

BMVC = Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
MPVC = Moraine Park Visitor Center
BL = Bear Lake
FRVC = Fall River Visitor Center
SLIS = Sheep Lakes Information Station
AVC = Alpine Visitor Center
KVC = Kawuneeche Visitor Center

 

Destination (To)

Elevation

Starting Point (From)

BMVC

MPVC

BL

FRVC

SLIS

AVC

KVC

Allenspark Trailhead

8880

16.5

19.1

26.8

21.8

23.9

39.5

60.1

Alluvial Fan

8610

6.9

6.7

14.6

3.3

1.2

21.2

41.8

Alpine Visitor Center (AVC)

11796

23

22.8

30.7

23

20.9

0

20.6

Aspenglen Campground turnoff

8220

8.2

8.0

15.9

0.4

1.7

26.9

47.5

Bear Lake (BL)

9475

10.5

7.9

0

16.3

14.2

30.7

51.3

Bear Lake Road Junction

8200

1.4

1.2

9.1

7.2

5.1

21.6

42.2

Beaver Meadows Entrance

8200

1.2

1.4

9.3

7.4

5.3

21.8

42.4

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center (BMVC)

7840

0

2.6

10.5

8.6

6.5

23

43.6

Bierstadt Trailhead

8850

8.0

5.4

2.5

13.8

11.7

28.2

48.8

Bowen/Baker Trailhead

8864

39.4

39.2

47.1

39.4

37.3

14

6.6

Colorado River Trailhead

8990

33.7

33.5

41.4

33.7

31.6

10.7

9.9

Coyote Valley Trailhead

8840

37.5

37.3

45.2

37.5

35.4

14.5

6.1

Cub Lake Trailhead

8080

4.4

1.7

9.6

10.2

8.1

24.5

45.1

Deer Ridge Junction

8930

4.3

4.1

12.0

4.3

2.2

18.7

39.3

Denver International Airport

5300

76.3

119

Dunraven Glade Road turnoff (+2.2 mi to TH)

7000

11.8

14.4

22.3

13.2

15.3

36.2

56.8

East Inlet Trailhead

8391

49.8

47.2

55.1

47.4

45.3

24.4

3.8

Endovalley Picnic Area

8660

8

7.8

15.7

4.4

2.3

22.3

42.9

Estes Park (Downtown)

7522

2.5

5.1

13.0

4.4

6.5

27.4

48

Fall River Entrance

8280

8.3 thru park

6.0 thru town

8.1

16.0

0.3

1.8

22.7

43.3

Fall River Visitor Center (FRVC)

8250

8.6 thru park

5.7 thru town

8.4

16.3

0

2.1

23

43.6

Farview Curve

10120

29.5

29.3

37.2

29.5

27.4

6.5

14.1

Fern Lake Trailhead

8155

5.3

2.5

10.4

10.9

8.8

25.3

45.9

Forest Canyon Overlook

11716

16.8

16.6

24.5

16.8

14.7

6.2

26.8

Glacier Basin Campground turnoff

8500

6.3

3.7

4.2

12.1

10

26.5

47.1

Glacier Gorge Trailhead

9240

9.4

6.7

1.1

15.1

13

29.5

50.1

Gore Range Overlook

12010

22

21.8

29.7

22

19.9

1

21.6

Granby

7935

60.4

60.2

68.1

60.4

58.3

37.4

16.8

Grand Lake (Town) (145 mi via Peak-to-Peak)

8367

49.3

44.8

52.7

45

42.9

22.3

1.4

Grand Lake Entrance

8715

43.2

43

50.9

43.2

41.1

20.2

.4

Green Mountain Trailhead

8794

40.6

40.4

48.3

40.6

38.5

17.6

3

Hermit Park

8200

6.8

9.4

17.3

8.5

10.6

29.8

50.4

Hidden Valley

9240

6.8

9.4

14.5

6.8

4.7

16.2

36.8

Hollowell Park turnoff

8300

5.0

2.4

5.5

10.8

8.7

25.2

45.8

Holzwarth Historic Site

8884

35.7

35.5

43.4

35.7

33.6

12.7

7.9

Kawuneeche Visitor Center (KVC)

8720

43.6

43.4

51.3

43.6

41.5

20.6

0

Lake Irene Picnic Area

10748

27.8

27.6

35.5

27.8

25.7

4.8

15.8

Lava Cliffs Parking Area

12000

20.9

20.7

28.6

20.9

18.8

2.1

22.7

Lawn Lake Trailhead

8540

6.2

6

13.9

2.6

.5

20.6

43.4

Lily Lake / Twin Sisters Trailhead

8880

6.4

9.1

17

12.2

14.3

29.4

50

Lion Gulch / Homestead Meadows Trailhead

7380

10.9

13.5

21.4

12.6

14.7

33.9

54.5

Longs Peak turnoff (+1 mile to Ranger Station & Campground)

8975

9.0

11.6

19.5

14.8

16.9

32

52.6

Lumpy Ridge turnoff (+.3 mi to Trailhead)

7750

4.2

6.8

14.7

5.6

7.7

27.2

47.8

MacGregor Avenue

7540

4

6.6

14.5

4.3

6.4

27

47.6

Many Parks Curve

9640

8.3

8.1

16.0

8.3

6.2

14.7

35.3

McGraw Ranch turnoff (+2.2 mi to ranch/Trailhead)

7890

6.3

8.9

16.8

7.8

9.9

29.3

49.9

Medicine Bow Overlook

11660

23.4

23.2

31.1

23.4

21.3

.4

20.2

Meeker Park Campground (overflow)

8650

11.1

13.7

21.6

16.4

18.5

34.1

54.7

Milner Pass / Poudre Lake

10758

27.3

27.1

35

27.3

25.2

4.3

16.3

Moraine Park Campground

8160

3.2

.6

8.5

9.0

6.9

23.4

44

Moraine Park Visitor Center

8140

2.7

0

7.9

8.4

6.3

22.8

43.4

North Inlet Trailhead

8540

46.4

46.2

54.1

46.4

44.3

23.4

2.8

Old Fall River Road/Endovalley turnoff

8540

6.1

5.9

13.8

2.5

.4

20.5

41.4

Olive Ridge Campground (USFS)

8600

13.6

16.3

24.2

18.9

21

36.6

57.2

Onahu Creek Trailhead

8765

47.2

47

54.9

47.2

45.1

24.2

3.6

Park & Ride turnoff

8770

6.3

3.7

4.2

12.1

10

26.5

47.1

Rainbow Curve

10829

12.1

11.8

19.7

12.1

10

11

31.6

Rock Cut

12050

18.8

18.6

26.5

18.8

16.7

4.2

24.8

Sheep Lakes Information Station (SLIS)

8520

6.5

6.3

14.2

2.1

0

20.9

41.5

Specimen Mountain Trailhead

10800

19

20.4

24

25.0

22.9

4.1

16.1

Sprague Lake turnoff (+.3 mi to lake/parking)

8690

7.0

4.4

3.5

12.8

10.7

18.9

34.8

Timber Creek Campground

8900

38

33

40

33

37

12

8.2

Timber Lake Trailhead

9000

37

32

39

32

29.9

11

7.2

Tuxedo Park Picnic Area

8120

4.0

1.4

6.5

9.8

7.7

24.1

Upper Beaver Meadows turnoff (+1.1 to picnic)

8290

2.0

1.8

9.6

6.7

4.6

12

45

Wild Basin Entrance/Sandbeach Lake Trailhead

8390

13.2

15.8

23.7

18.5

20.6

36

59

Did You Know?

a photo of a search and rescue

In 2004 there were 190 Search and Rescue incidents in the park, a very small number considering there were about 3 million visitors to the park in that same time period.