Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

August 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


Rocky Mountain National Park is an American national park located approximately 76 mi (122 km) northwest of Denver International Airport in north-central Colorado, within the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Park in northern Colorado spans the Continental Divide and encompasses protected mountains, forests and alpine tundra. 


Entrance Sign

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The Old Fall River Road, Opened in 1920, Old Fall River Road was the first road that led into Rocky Mountain National Park. This one-way, gravel road is 11 miles long and it takes about one hour to drive it. It starts in Horseshoe Park and ends at the Alpine Visitor Center.
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Marmot Point Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from June until October.
 

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Colorado River and River Run Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate.
 

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Beautiful mountains views
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Dream Lake
 

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Toll Memorial Trail (1.1 mile)
 

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The Lily Lake Loop in Rocky Mountain National Park is an excellent hike for the entire family. This level, fully accessible trail, circles around the lake and nearby wetlands for just over three-quarters of a mile.
 

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Wild Basin Trail - (5.3 mile hike) named because the hikes in the Wild Basin take you to multiple waterfalls, up to alpine lakes, snowfields, and hidden areas of RMNP few travelers see.
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Wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park
The park's great large-animal population makes it one of the country's top wildlife watching destinations.
Visitors have a passion for viewing wild animals, especially the big ones.

Moose 

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Mountain Goat

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