Rocky Mountain
National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park located near Estes Park, Colorado encompasses over 60 mountain peaks over 12,000 feet high. The highest peak in the park is Longs Peak at 14,259 feet. Rocky Mountains National Park ranges in elevation from 8,000 feet to over 14,000 feet and includes lush mountain valleys, thickly wooded mountain sides and weather ravaged high peaks. There are over 359 miles of trails to backpack, hike and ride on horseback. In the winter there are plenty of opportunities to snowshoe and cross country ski. The towns of Estes Park on the Eastern slopes and Grand Lake on the Western slope of the park are the closest towns.

The Trail Ridge Road which is usually open from Memorial Day to late autumn is the highest continuously paved road in the U.S. topping out at 12,183 feet and allowing you to see up close many of the 60 peaks over 12,000 feet in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Wildlife viewers will enjoy seeing the moose, elk, bighorn sheep, black bears, deer, eagles, hawks and scores of smaller animals that make this park their home.

Rocky Mountain National Park Weather. At the lower elevations ranges from 70s to 80s F during summer days and the 40s F at nights. Summer weather at the higher elevations can bring snow even in July so be prepared. Winter can bring deep snow and low temperatures to -35 F on the peaks. Winter temperatures on the Eastern side in Estes Park during the day are in the 40s F and at night get down to 15 F and below.