Search
Hotel Deals
date_range
date_range
map
Map &
Directions
mode_edit
Write a Tip
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Private Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver
"First your adventure will take you to the small mountain town of Estes Park a popular summer resort and the gateway to the national park. you'll make a quick stop at the famous Stanley Hotel a beautiful historic building famous for its inspiration for the movie “The Shining”. Then you move on to Rocky Mountain National Park which covers a total of 415 square miles. Renowned for its wildlife including elk deer moose
From $780.00
 
Private Tour: Denver Foothills Explorer
"As you rise out of the Great Plains valley and climb toward the mountains the area provides fantastic viewpoints over the city. This visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre will astonish and amaze as it is “the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world”*. It has been a centerpiece of cultural and concert events since 1941. After your visit including a walk through the visitor center which documents many of the concerts over the years you may be inspired to attend one of the many events that take place throughout the summer.You then climb to Lookout Mountain. Colorado is full of western stories and lore including that of the infamous Buffalo Bill Cody. His grave and a museum dedicated to his legacy
From $720.00
 
Private Foothills Explorer Tour From Denver
"Sightseeing/Drive Itinerary. As we rise out of the Great Plains valley and climb toward the mountains the area provides fantastic viewpoints over the city. Our visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre will astonish and amaze as it is “the only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world”*. It has been a centerpiece of cultural and concert events since 1941. After your visit including a walk through the visitor center which documents many of the concerts over the years you may be inspired to attend one of the many events that take place throughout the summer.We then climb to Lookout Mountain. Colorado is full of western stories and lore including that of the infamous Buffalo Bill Cody. His grave and a museum dedicated to his legacy
From $479.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow den

Bear Lake shuttle stop covered in snow. There is no shuttle in the wintertime, as the lack of crowds renders this service unnecessary. The stop is used in wintertime by snowshoers and skiiers who are...
goingsolo's Profile Photo
goingsolo
Apr 04, 2011

High Alpine Meadows

The mountains are the big scenic draw in this park, but equally popular are the sprawling alpine meadows, teeming with wildflowers and elk in the summertime. As the road climbs to the tundra,...
goingsolo's Profile Photo
goingsolo
Apr 04, 2011

Moraine Park

Moraine Park is located on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is actually a valley and the Big Thompson river runs through it. Best of all, the road is open year round (Trail...
goingsolo's Profile Photo
goingsolo
Apr 04, 2011

ground squirrelsnaturally eat well

Ground squirrels, much like squirrels are the entertainers of the forest but what to us is entertainment, for the chipmunk is the work of storing food for the winter. They just move so fast it appears...
richiecdisc's Profile Photo
richiecdisc
Dec 25, 2009

the call of the wild

The rutting and mating seasons are very much intertwined. Though rutting sounds like two big males ramming into each others head, the term rut comes from the Latin for “roar.” Also known as bugling...
richiecdisc's Profile Photo
richiecdisc
Dec 23, 2009

the mating season

As Autumn falls upon Rocky National Park, elk descend from higher elevations to more expansive meadows for the annual mating season. This is when the largest males, often weighing in at more than 1000...
richiecdisc's Profile Photo
richiecdisc
Dec 22, 2009
 
 
Sponsored Listings

elk

The North American Elk, not to be confused with the European Elk, which is really the North American Moose here. Where is here? Confused yet? Well, I was the first time someone started calling what I...
richiecdisc's Profile Photo
richiecdisc
Dec 22, 2009

Sheep Lake

Okay, it's not that far off the beaten path. It's along the north side access from Estes Park. Sheep Lake is where the Mountain Sheep come down from the mountain for water. Because of the regular...
Toughluck's Profile Photo
Toughluck
Dec 04, 2009

Fall River Road

This is one-way road, a bit crowded, that was the original road over the mountains in 1920. Today, we can take a historic trip back to when the 'Tin-Lizzie' and the Model A were the cars of choice....
Toughluck's Profile Photo
Toughluck
Oct 24, 2007

Summer wildflowers

Be sure to look down at your feet - and not just up in the air around you. It might be easy to overlook the profusion of wildflowers that cover the hillsides for a few weeks every summer. Nature takes...
yooperprof's Profile Photo
yooperprof
Sep 26, 2006

High Peaks

In addition to Long's Peak, the famous fourteener, numerous towering peaks adorn Rocky's landscape. The peaks are best viewed from along Trail Ridge Road, where the road climbs alongside the tundra....
goingsolo's Profile Photo
goingsolo
Jan 23, 2005

Wild Basin

Off of Highway 7 as you drive south from Estes Park are some entrances to the park. The Wild Basin entrance does not receive anything near the degree of activity that Trail Ridge Road gets. However,...
sswagner's Profile Photo
sswagner
Jan 14, 2005

Twin Sisters

Separated from the rest of Rocky Mountain National Park by Highway 7, this mountain does not receive as much attention as others in the area do. There is an easy trailhead access off the highway. It...
sswagner's Profile Photo
sswagner
Jan 14, 2005

Bear Lake

Bear Lake is found at the end of a 10-mile one-way road from the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. Along the road you will pass through Moraine and Hollowell parks, past Sprague Lake and Glacier Gorge...
Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
Stephen-KarenConn
Dec 21, 2004

Top Hotels in Rocky Mountain National Park

Hotels
419 Garfield Street, PO Box 1286, Grand Lake, Colorado, 80447, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
County Road 491, Box 629, Colorado, 80447, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
Ten miles north of Grand Lake Entrance, Colorado, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
3420 Tunnel Rd, P.O. Box 3517, Colorado, 80517, United States
Show Prices

Top Things to Do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Things to Do

Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road is part of U.S. Highway 34 that crosses Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park, Colorado in the east to Grand Lake, Colorado in the west. It is not accessible in winter, to...
View More
Things to Do

Kawuneeche Valley

The Kawuneeche valley in the west end of the park is the least visited part of the park but the place you are likely to see the most Elk and Moose. Moose are very common here along with herds of Elk...
View More

Top 5 Rocky Mountain National Park Writers

Basaic's Profile Photo

Basaic

"Basaic Rocky Mountain Page"
View Member
richiecdisc's Profile Photo

richiecdisc

"Rocky: Land o' Lakes & Looking Back"
View Member
mrclay2000's Profile Photo

mrclay2000

"The Roof of the World (North American version)"
View Member
goingsolo's Profile Photo

goingsolo

"Rocky Mountain National Park"
View Member
Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo

Stephen-KarenConn

"Rocky Mountain High"
View Member