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Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Emerald Lake Trail , Rocky Mountain National Park
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A popular scenic route in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Emerald Lake Trail traverses changing terrain past two lakes and several waterfal
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Ski Area
Granby Ranch , Granby
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Lily Lake , Rocky Mountain National Park
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Winter is the perfect time of year to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. During colder months, the park is teeming wildlife - it’s an especially great time for spotting elk! You’ll get a taste of adventure with potentially snowy terrain, led safely and comfortably by our expert guides.Disconnect for a day and immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of these majestic mountains in a comfortable van that has panoramic views for miles. Feel small against the vast, all-encompassing, mountains surrounding you as you take in Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine.Our guides are extremely experienced in the mountain environment. Safety is our number one priority, and last minute changes in itinerary may be necessary if we feel there are unsafe conditions. Any tour you take with us will be an unforgetable experience. Highlights- Small group tour - guarantees an intimate experience- Fantastic Views- Passionate guides- Comfortable and safe vans- Wildlife
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Scenic Drive
Trail Ridge Road , Rocky Mountain National Park
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Enjoy sweeping views of the lush Colorado wilderness from the comfort of your own car along Trail Ridge Road. The road stretches 77 km (48 mi
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Old Fall River Road , Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named. About 480 km (300 mi) of hiking trails crisscross the park, with some bringing visitors to summits surpassing 4,250 m (14,000 ft) in altitude. At 4,346 m (14,259 feet), Long's Peak dominates many views, and hikers opt for trails that arrive at Bear Lake, which sits beneath the high mountains of the Continental Divide. Trail Ridge Road brings visitors above 3,650 m (12,000 ft) in their cars during summer, but the road remains closed in winter. Park roads provide scenic biking, while rivers and streams draw anglers to their trout-stocked waters. A herd of 600 to 800 elk call the park home during winter, and about 350 bighorn sheep and numerous moose and mule deer live there throughout the year. The park's location, about a 90-minute drive from Denver, makes the wildlife and wild terrain of this park easily accessible. In the build up to your vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States tour itinerary planner.

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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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