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Rocky Mountain National Park

26 February, 1915
265,795.20 acres
(1,075.6 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Rocky Mountain National Park is a United States national park located approximately 76 mi (122 km) northwest of Denver International Airport in north-central Colorado, within the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The park is situated between the towns of Estes Park to the east and Grand Lake to the west. The eastern and westerns slopes of the Continental Divide run directly through the center of the park with the headwaters of the Colorado River located in the park's northwestern region. The main features of the park include mountains, alpine lakes and a wide variety of wildlife within various climates and environments, from wooded forests to mountain tundra.

Learn more on Wikipedia.

Airports Nearby

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC)
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS)
Laramie Regional Airport (LAR)
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF)
Casper-Natrona County International Airport (CPR)
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

Visitor Centers

Moraine Park Discovery Center
Alpine Visitor Center
Estes Park Visitor Center - Silver
Kawuneeche Visitor Center
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
Fall River Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

Estes Park Aerial Tramway
Sprague Lake
Trail Ridge Road
Alberta Falls
Stanley Steam Car Museum
Bear Lake Trail
Emerald Lake
Moraine Park Museum
Estes Park Museum

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.