Horseshoe Park

an icy river winds through shrubbery
Winter at Horseshoe Park

NPS Photo / Kim Grossman

Quick Facts

Parking - Auto

Horseshoe Park is a low-land meadow with small lakes, great views of the Mummy Mountain Range, and top-notch wildlife viewing opportunities.

West Horseshoe Park Pullout: This pullout contains limited parking spaces that can be used to access the surrounding horseshoe park meadow. Please be aware and follow meadow closures that are often in place May-October.

Upper Horseshoe Meadow Pullout:Use this pullout to see aerial views of Horseshoe park meadows and the Mummy Mountain Range. Bighorn Sheep, Moose, and Elk in the meadow below can be spotted from this location.

Sheep Lakes pullout:Use this pullout to check if Bighorn Sheep, Moose, or Elk are taking a dip in the water or to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

Please check and respect meadow closures that are typically in effect May-October. Most meadow closures indicate visitors can watch wildlife from the pavement, but may not enter the meadows in order to help protect Rocky’s native wildlife species.

Help keep wildlife wild. Never approach or feed wildlife. Animals that learn people are a source of food can become aggressive or stop hunting or foraging on their own. Keep your distance - it's the law! You could be hurt or issued a fine.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: November 13, 2020