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Rocky Mountain National Park

Known for Hiking, Nature and Mountains

Experience a sense of natural exhilaration as you breathe the fresh mountain air in this pristine wilderness park high in the sky. 

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Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful in the spring with slopes of wildflowers and in the winter with a blanket of pure, white snow. Come here to hike, look for wildlife, see the Continental Divide and appreciate nature.

The park has more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) of hiking paths classified as lake, waterfall and summit trails. Pick up a park hiking guide for trail suggestions that meet your interests and abilities. The popular 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) Bear Lake loop is a flat interpretive nature trail while Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,600 meters). Walk along some of the nearly 30 miles (18 kilometers) of the strenuous Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for eastern and western views above the tree line.

Follow normal hiking safety recommendations. Very importantly in this park, be prepared for issues acclimating to the high elevation. Enjoy and photograph the spectacular views and pristine natural settings.

In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski through the park. Join a ranger-led program to improve your technique while you learn some of the secrets of the region. Hidden Valley is a popular spot for sledding on a former bunny ski slope.

Expect to see wildlife wandering through the park. Moose frequent the Kawuneeche Valley area along the Upper Colorado River. Bighorn sheep visit their namesake Sheep Lakes during the summer. See herds with small lambs in spring. From a safe distance, look for the giant antlers of a bull elk as he guards his large harem.

The park is open year-round. In its six visitor centers, get information, purchase souvenirs, speak to a ranger and even use WiFi. Make reservations for camping in the park or find lodging just outside in Estes Park or Grand Lake.

While Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Denver, its peaks are more than 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) higher in the sky. Visit the park for a natural Rocky Mountain high worth singing about. Find affordable adventure for all types of travelers in the inspiring national parks of the U.S.

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Take the whole family along to walk this manageable hiking trail, which loops around the scenic lake edge and offers ample photo opportunities. 

Follow a short but scenic trail around this stunning lake and admire views of the pointed peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Hike along lakeside trails, admire the scenic views from overlooks and spot big horn sheep and elk grazing in the meadows of this park within a national park.

Set at a lofty height of 11,798 feet (3,596 meters), this high-altitude facility affords far-reaching views across the Rocky Mountain alpine tundra. 

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Make the most of Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine with a journey into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This tour shows off some of our favorite sights, with a comfortable ride in an upscale vehicle and plenty of time to stop and admire the incredible views.

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Overview Make the most of your time in Colorado and treat yourself to a fully customized private tour in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This is the perfect tour for someone who simply wants ample time at each sight and a guide who treats them like family showing them all their favorite spots.

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Overview This hiking tour takes you on serene trails in the National Park. Disconnect for a day and immerse yourself in the beauty and solitude of these majestic mountains and alpine lakes. Feel small against the vast mountains as you take in Colorado’s 300 days of sunshine.

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Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver. We will experience the subalpine and alpine worlds, many overlooks to take your breath away. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the “top of the world” in the park, filled spectacular vistas.

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Turn Boulder Colorado into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.

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Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

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