Moraine Park

a heard of elk in a green meadow, mountains in the background
Elk at Moraine Park

NPS Photo / Kim Grossman

Quick Facts

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Get awe-inspiring views of the Rocky Mountains!

Moraine Park is located and accessed off of Bear Lake Road. Here, you can find trailheads for both Cub Lake and Fern Lake.

A relic of geologic history, Moraine Park was carved by ancient glaciers that flowed through the region. At the beginning of the park’s history, it was used as a golf course and resort. Following the removal of these artificial structures, Moraine Park has returned to its natural state as a meadow.

During the elk rut, from September to October, Moraine Park offers excellent views of the elk mating ritual. It is also a beautiful place to view wildlife and the sunset.

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: October 21, 2020