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Rocky Mountain National Park

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

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)
58.4 mi / 1 hour 28 mins
Denver International Airport (DEN)
84.6 mi / 1 hour 50 mins
Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS)
96.1 mi / 2 hours 5 mins
Laramie Regional Airport - LAR (LAR)
116 mi / 2 hours 33 mins
Western Nebraska Regional Airport (BFF)
195 mi / 3 hours 34 mins

Towns Nearby

Estes Park
7.9 mi / 21 mins
Lyons
28.7 mi / 51 mins
Boulder
44.7 mi / 1 hour 15 mins
Denver
78.5 mi / 1 hour 46 mins
Winter Park
111 mi / 2 hours 44 mins
Granby
131 mi / 3 hours 8 mins
Grand Lake
147 mi / 3 hours 28 mins

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

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.