10 Things to See in Rocky Mountain National Park

10 Things to See in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a preservation area in north-central Colorado roughly 266,714 acres in size comprised of 60 percent forests, 13 percent alpine tundra and 18 percent bare rock. Approximately 11 percent of the park rises above 11,000 feet.

10. Roads/Trails

The park offers many roads and trails for exploration by foot, vehicle or horseback. Trail Ridge Road, a 48 mile-long stretch across the entire park, provides a stunning view at elevations as high as 12,183 feet. Bear Lake Road is another stretch offering spectacular views of mountains, glacial moraines and river valleys. Along Old Fall River Road, you can follow the same trails used by Native Americans and settlers across the Continental Divide.
Rocky Mountain National Park Trails

9. Peaks

The RMNP boasts more than 100 peaks above 11,000 feet. Along the north runs the snow-capped Never Summer Mountains and 17 distinct peaks. Longs Peak rises 14,259 feet and is a favorite destination for mountain climbers and hikers. It has a dramatic sheer cliff called “The Diamond” offering a breathtaking challenge to even the most experienced climbers.
Never Summer Mountains Rocky Mountain National Park

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