Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the sub-alpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top! For further information click here to go to their website.
Top 10 Easy Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
|Name||Distance (one-way)||Elevation Gain||Trailhead|
|Bear Lake||.5||20’||Bear Lake|
|Alberta Falls||.8||160’||Glacier Gorge Junction|
|Emerald Lake (includes Nymph and Dream lakes)||1.8||605’||Bear Lake|
|Sprague Lake||.9||10’||Sprague Lake|
|The Pool||1.7||245’||Fern Lake|
|Tundra Communities Trail||1.1||175’||Rock Cut|
|Lily Lake||.8||10’||Lily Lake|
|Cascade Falls||3.4||300’||North Inlet (west side)|
|Coyote Valley||.5||0’||Coyote Valley (west side)|
|Adams Falls||.3||79’||East Inlet (west side)|
A great deal is $60 for an annual RMNP pass. If you’ll be coming back for more than one week, it makes good sense and helps support the Park. Buy your pass at any entrance station, online, or by phone at 970-586-1206.
Come hike in Rocky Mountain National Park – get outdoors and enjoy the scenery! The Park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Images of Rocky Mountain National Park
A very special thank you to Jamie Palmesano for the use of her photographs