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Rocky Mountain National Park

Location
Colorado
Visitors in 2017
4,437,215
Formed
26 February, 1915
Area
265,795.20 acres
(1,075.6 km2)

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.

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Visitor Centers

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

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

Tours


Airports Nearby

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
58.4 mi / 1 hour 30 mins
Denver International Airport
84.6 mi / 1 hour 52 mins
Cheyenne Regional Airport
113 mi / 2 hours 14 mins
Laramie Regional Airport - LAR
134 mi / 2 hours 54 mins
Western Nebraska Regional Airport
212 mi / 3 hours 44 mins

Towns Nearby

Estes Park
7.9 mi / 23 mins
Lyons
28.7 mi / 53 mins
Boulder
45.4 mi / 1 hour 17 mins
Grand Lake
46.5 mi / 1 hour 35 mins
Granby
60.2 mi / 1 hour 51 mins
Denver
78.5 mi / 1 hour 48 mins
Winter Park
80.3 mi / 2 hours 18 mins

* Distance and travel time is calculated to the center of the park.