Rocky Mountain National Park

Please Note: Trail Ridge Road is now closed for the season.

Majesty surrounds you from every angle in Rocky Mountain National Park. Peaks rising far into the heavens, meandering scenic driveways, and congregating wildlife abound to make Rocky Mountain National Park an adventure destination unlike any other.

There’s more than enough room for you to explore, play, and learn in Rocky Mountain National Park. In fact, the Park is more than 400 square miles, with more than 300 miles of hiking trails and 72 peaks that top 12,000 feet in elevation.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Pass Pricing

1 day pass – Automobile: $25
7 day pass (valid for 7 consecutive days) – Automobile: $35
7 day pass (valid for 7 consecutive days) – Motorcycle: $30
7 day pass (valid for 7 consecutive days) – Per Person: $20
Annual Pass: $70*

Hikes in the Area

Bear Lake Loop
Very popular hike in the area. Family friendly. Loop around Bear Lake in the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 0.6 miles, round-trip
Elevation Gain: 45 feet

Nymph Lake
Perfect hike to a small but scenic lake. Great for families!
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 1 mile
Elevation Gain: 245 feet

Emerald Lake
On this hike, you will pass by 3 beautiful lakes (which are all fed by the Tyndall Glacier) before getting to Emerald Lake.
Rating: Easy
Mileage: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 450 feet

Gem Lake
Beautiful scenery along the way including lake flowers and panoramic views. Great family hike.
Rating: Moderate
Mileage: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,080 feet

Cascade Falls
Waterfalls and lots of wildflowers along the way.
Rating: Moderate
Mileage: 6.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 430 feet

Mount Ida
Gorgeous hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Outstanding panoramic views. Fairly rugged terrain.
Rating: Difficult
Mileage: 9.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,465 feet

Bluebird Lake
Outstanding hike with many attractions along the way, including 3 waterfalls.
Rating: Difficult
Mileage: 12.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,840 feet

Longs Peak
Ultimate mountain challenge that can take between 10-14 hours. Amazing views. Plan ahead.
Rating: Difficult
Mileage: 14.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,859 feet

Year-Round Adventure

Rocky Mountain National Park is open to visitors 365 days a year, 24-hours a day. Whether you’re a quiet observer or a full-on expeditionist, there’s something for everyone, all year long. In the winter and spring months, sled, ski, ice climb, hike, or just play in the snow. In the summer and fall months, fish, rock climb, bike, run, or go horseback riding. It’s year-round adventure at the place where adventure is always waiting.

If you’re looking for a little structure in the wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park offers recreation and camping services and programs throughout the year. Stop by the Park’s visitor centers and chat with a nature guide or park ranger to learn about the latest special programs and Park information.

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