Rocky Mountain

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado, United States

About


Designated as a National Park in 1915

Bisected north to south by the Continental Divide, this portion of the Rockies has ecosystems varying from over 150 riparian lakes to montane and subalpine forests to treeless alpine tundra. Wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, and cougars inhabit its igneous mountains and glacial valleys. Longs Peak, a classic Colorado fourteener, and the scenic Bear Lake are popular destinations, as well as the historic Trail Ridge Road, which reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,700 m).

Activities


Weather


Today
7/12/2024
Clouds
31°C
L: 28.4°C
H: 31.3°C
Few clouds
Feels like: 29°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 13%
Wind: 4 kph NW
Tomorrow
7/13/2024
Clouds
26°C
L: 26.1°C
H: 26.1°C
Overcast clouds
Feels like: 26°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 18%
Wind: 2 kph S
Sunday
7/14/2024
Clouds
28°C
L: 28.1°C
H: 28.1°C
Overcast clouds
Feels like: 27°C
POP: 0%
Humidity: 20%
Wind: 2 kph N
Weather data from: OpenWeatherMap

Official park contact info


Phone: (970) 586-1206
Additional information: Rocky Mountain Visitor Center

Reviews

4.9

18,571 reviews found on the web

Helpful reviews:

One of my most favorite places on Earth! You will definitely not be disappointed!
Becca Q.
Beautiful park! We had a wonderful time exploring this part of our country. The park has so many amazing views. We saw tons of wildlife and learned a lot about different parts of the park. Trail Ridge Road was breathtaking! Be sure to plan to spend several days here because there is so much to see!
Beto M.
It was beautiful, but you need a reservation to get it or camp, if you don't have one, you can't get in until 5 p.m.! By then you only have an HR before sunset! Prepare!
Charlotte U.
Becca Q.
September 2020

One of my most favorite places on Earth! You will definitely not be disappointed!

Beto M.
September 2020

Beautiful park! We had a wonderful time exploring this part of our country. The park has so many amazing views. We saw tons of wildlife and learned a lot about different parts of the park. Trail Ridge Road was breathtaking! Be sure to plan to spend several days here because there is so much to see!

Charlotte U.
July 2020

It was beautiful, but you need a reservation to get it or camp, if you don't have one, you can't get in until 5 p.m.! By then you only have an HR before sunset! Prepare!

Nico S.
August 2020

Loved it! Very well kept and immensely scenic! One the most beautiful mountain ranges here in the U.S. Can't wait to go back with friends and family.

Charlotte Z
November 2020

Great views with a bit of smoke from the Cameron Peak fire. We drove from Grand Lake to Rates park and Devil's Gulch and back to Grand lake in about 8 hours, stopping at every lookout, and enjoying majestic views. We did not hike because we had our dog with us, but enjoyed a picnic. We purchased the timed entry ticket about two weeks in advance, and there was practically no line to enter the park at 8:15 in the morning. We noticed that the park got more crowded by lunch time.

Lily P.
November 2020

If you are in the area, you must spend some time in the Rocky Mountains. The views are breathtaking and must be seen in person. No image can translate the beauty of this landscape.

Madison W.
November 2020

Gorgeous national park in Colorado. Just driving through is only 25% of the fun. Exploring all of the trails and wildlife on foot will unlock a whole new side of Colorado.

Benjamin R.
October 2020

Seen lots of wildlife including marmot's, ground squirrels, elk and a couple of moose. Make sure to make reservations to enter the park a couple of days before, take a warm jacket as it gets cold at the higher elevations even in the summer and lastly bring a packed lunch because there is no place to eat inside the park that I know of and you'll likely be there all day

Kate D.
November 2020

Breathtaking Views! One of the prettiest National Parks I've ever visited! The Park Staff at the Grand Lake Entrance was very helpful and polite. We heard plenty of elk and even saw about 20 or so cross the road in front of us at the Grand Lake Entrance. The roads were in very good condition and pull off areas were easily accessible from both directions. I will definitely visit again!

Ally T.
October 2020

Always have an amazing time here! The fires lately have been horrible and I feel so bad for the animals! We love how the parks are kept nice and clean, always friendly park rangers, safe, clean, always our go to for road trips!

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