rocky

  • Northern Colorado
  • Established January 26, 1915
  • 415 square miles

Even the valleys at Rocky Mountain National Park are 8,000 feet above sea level. Within the park, there are 78 mountains higher than 12,000 feet. These are the mountains, the sometimes-alluring, sometimes-fearsome Rocky Mountains. And yet, Enos Mills, one of the earliest champions of the Rocky Mountains, said this, “Of all the large and rugged mountain ranges in the world, these are the most friendly, the most hospitable.” The park does make the mountains accessible, with plenty of trails, and some of the most scenic drives in the United States. This high up, much of the landscape is tundra; this is one of the few places within the continental United States to see tundra!

Many unusual birds also flutter through the area: blue grouse, gray jay, Clark’s nutcracker, three-toed woodpecker, American dipper, pine grosbeak, Wilson’s warblers, Townsend’s solitaire, black swift, and northern pygmy owl. On the ground, there are bobcats, black bears, moose, beavers, wolverines, river otters, mine, ermine, marten, and yellow-bellied marmot. Tread quietly, and you may see many of them.

National Parks Revealed will help you really make the most of your trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. We will put together a custom itinerary just for you, that will give you as much time as you want, take you alongside lesser-known ways, as well as take you to the most popular spots. We can match you with local, private guides, to make sure you have the best trip possible. As always, we will arrange for you to stay at the best accommodations in the area.