Gore Range Overlook

a fence in the foreground, grassy meadow and snow capped mountains in the distance
View of Never Summer Mountains from Gore Range Overlook

NPS Photo / Karen Daugherty

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot

Get spectacular views of Rocky Mountain National Park’s highest peaks!

Gore Range Overlook offers views of the Never Summer Mountains, and the Gore Range. From this western-facing pullout, the flat top of Long’s Peak is in sight - the highest peak at 14,259 feet in the park. The Never Summer Mountains were created by volcanic activity between 29 and 24 million years ago. The Arapaho Indians call these mountains Ni-chebe-chii, which translates to “Never No Summer”. The Gore Range is named after St. George Gore, an Irish aristocrat who visited the area in the mid 1800’s to lead an infamous hunting expedition.

Note: Trail Ridge Road closes mid-October to Memorial Day. Extreme weather can change the status of Trail Ridge Road at any time—be ready to adjust your travel plans if needed, and always check the weather before you start your drive.

Altitude Warning: Altitude sickness affects many visitors every year. Symptoms include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, and even unconsciousness. Altitude can also aggravate pre-existing conditions like heart and lung disease. Take your time, drink water, eat, and rest. The only cure for altitude sickness is to go down to a lower altitude.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: November 13, 2020