Rocky Mountain National Park is getting ready to celebrate its 100th birthday

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Feel Like You’re On Top of the World!

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 subalpine 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)

Rocky Mountain National Park Fee Free Days in 2015

Fee Free Days in 2014 when the public is invited to visit their National Parks with no entrance fee (normally $20 per vehicle, good for 7 consecutive days):

  • January 19          Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 16-18    Presidents Day
  • April 19-20          National Park Week opening weekend
  • August 25            National Park Service 100th Birthday
  • September 27      National Public Lands Day
  • November 11       Veteran’s Day

Another great deal is $40 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.

Despite historic flood, RMNP as beautiful as ever – Click here for 9 news story

Read USA Today’s Special Article on Rocky Mountain National Park


A very special thank you to Jamie Palmesano for the use of her photographs