Forest Canyon Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park

Forest Canyon Overlook is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Before you head to Rocky Mountain National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner , to make sure you see all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer, including Forest Canyon Overlook.
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  • If you want to get high, I mean, really high! Take Trail Ridge Road to the Alpine Tundra at Rocky Mountain National Park. The views are breathtaking and you will probably run across a couple of herds ...  more »
  • Loved the views at this stop in RMNP. Trees, mountains, prairie dogs. Just beautiful. A must see when in Rocky Mountain National Park!  more »
  • Located on Trail Ridge Road, this look out stop provides a great view of Sundance Mountain as well as looking southwest to Terra Tomah Mountain. You can see Forest Lake at the bottom of the canyon  more »
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  • Relatively short walk to the overlook. Beautiful view of the canyon
  • Beautiful views. We went when it was extremely windy. Great area to see marmot and elk. Nice hike, it was only rough due to weather conditions and altitude otherwise it was a paved trail.
  • Visited on a warm day in November. Take warnings about altitude sickness seriously! Yes. It can and probably will affect you. Scenery, especially the alpine area is beautiful. Seen prettier national parks.
  • Great views and wildlife - worth a stop
  • Bring a coat, even in the summer. It's cold up here! There are marmots everywhere! It's amazing.

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Where to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping offers one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the nature of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers more than 500 individual sites spread out over five developed campgrounds, and wilderness camping expands your options even further. Many visitors stay in the eastside gateway town of Estes Park, where you can choose from lodges, resorts, economy motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. The town features a lake and views of the park's sharp peaks. On the park's western side, a handful of lodges, inns, cabins, and motels are clustered around Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. You'll also find campgrounds around Lake Granby.
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