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Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Open daily
Trail Ridge Road, Grand Lake, 80446

The Basics

With numerous ways to experience the natural landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park, tours and guides are available to assist with maximizing your time there. Photo enthusiasts can try a photography tour or photo safari, while group bus tours provide an overview of the area. Elk watching and other nature tours are available in summer.

For active travelers, there are more than 350 miles (563 kilometers) of hiking trails, cycling trails, and lakeside walks to enjoy. Guided adventures are available for all outdoor activities, and often include equipment rental and transportation.

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Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder
Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder
$149.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
First Time in Rockies during Winter
Aaron was an amazing guide! He gives out the best advice & I'm grateful for all he's done for our group!!!
Robert_H, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Colorado

Great first hike at Rocky Mountain National Park
Chiara_E, Dec 2021
Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
Had a wonderful time hiking in the Rockies with my tour guide Kyle! He educated our group with tons of interesting facts about the places we visited and the wildlife we saw. We all learned so much and received so many great restaurant recs as well! Also enjoyed hearing about the personal backpacking and camping stories he shared. Would definitely recommend this experience to friends or anyone looking to experience a moderate guided hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Awesome tour
Cecelia_C, Sep 2021
Rocky Mountain National Park in Summer Tour from Denver
Wonderful, easy day trip to experience Rocky Mountain National Park. Richard was an excellent, thoughtful guide. We saw elk & moose, had an idyllic picnic in a beautiful meadow, and had lots of chances to take short trails to viewpoints & scenic vistas.
Extremely informative
Theresa_K, Sep 2021
Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Tours from Grand Lake
Really interesting information about the history of Rocky Mountain National Park: Harbison sisters’ homestead; stories about Native American tribes; Colorado River; etc.
a great private tour of RMNP!
Pam_M, Sep 2021
Private Wildlife Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park
Chadd was extremely knowledgeable and friendly as he showed us the sights and wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park. A great day with a great guide! I highly recommend booking a day with him.
Loving the Rockies!
annegmurphy, Oct 2021
Private Three Hour Afternoon Custom Tour of Rocky Mountain National Park
First time in Rocky Mountain National Park and it was exquisite including snow in October. Bruce was the best guide -extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the park. We learned so much.
Get day at Rocky Mountain National Park
Justine_T, Sep 2021
Rocky Mountain National Park Tour from Denver
Scenery is amazing! Denny was a fun tour guide, our safety, comfort and enjoyment was his utmost concern!
Beautiful day in the Rockies!
Brenna_L, Oct 2021
Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Tour from Denver
We had a wonderful day in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. Alex was a fun, friendly, and knowledgable guide and he was able to adjust our itinerary when the park was very crowded on our Saturday visit. He made sure to give us some time in Estes Park and show us a few great sights in the National Park.
Stunning Rocky Mountains!
Michelle_L, Sep 2021
Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
Wonderful day trip out of Denver TO the stunning Rocky Mountains! Our tour guide Jed was knowledgeable, entertaining, and clearly loves what he does. The clean mountain air is a perfect respite from the daily grind. Highly recommend this tour!
A great experience!
Juliet_S, Jan 2022
Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder
I loved this tour! Our guide Aaron was brilliant, knowledgeable about the Park and its ecosystem, and wanted to ensure we had the best experience possible (and was a great photographer!). The tour gives you plenty of time to see the Park and enjoy the unique environment, while also stopping in local areas for souvenir shopping if you wish. I had a great time and I’m really glad I chose to book this tour, thank you!
Amazing trip with really great tour guide
Angie_H, Jan 2022
Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder
Highly recommend this trip in the winter. Our tour guide named Mike is amazing. He’s so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He shows us a lot of beautiful places and give advice. Thank you Mike
The Rockies
keithbm028, Jan 2022
Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Tour from Denver
Great experience with a patience and knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful views and great photo opportunities. Best of all was the Stanley House walk through. We was not expecting that. Prefect tour.
A great outdoor adventure!
Donna, Jan 2022
Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
Will was awesome! He was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient with those who needed a slower pace. Lunch was good and the views were amazing!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Even summer’s mild temperatures drop in the evenings, so sweaters are worn year-round.

  • Wheelchair-accessible areas can be found throughout the park.

  • Inside the park there are two visitor centers: Fall River and Alpine.

  • Outside the park, visitor centers are located at Beaver Meadows, Kawuneeche, and Lily Lake.

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How to Get There

Rocky Mountain National Park is about 70 miles north of Denver. Trail Ridge Road runs through the park (open May to October), and free shuttles run to trailheads and to downtown Estes Park. Grand Lake is the town closest to the park entrance and most easily accessed by car.

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Trip ideas

When to Get There

Alpine wildflowers fill the valleys in spring, and cross-country skiers hit the slopes here in winter. Summer is the most popular time to visit—and thus the most crowded—but all seasons offer outdoor activities and access to unbridled nature.

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Must-See Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park

With so much to see and do in Rocky Mountain National Park, it can be tricky to know where to begin. Hikers won't want to miss the Bear Lake Trailhead, Fern Lake Trail, and easy walks to Calypso Cascades and Gem Lake. Meanwhile, bikers should head to the Trail Ridge Road. For a scenic driving experience, make your way along the Old Fall River Road.

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