Rocky Mountain National Park is situated just an hour’s drive north west of Denver and covers 415 square miles, reaching an elevation of 7, 500 feet. Here there are alpine lakes and forests as well as elk, moose and black bears.
Stretching from Estes Park in the east, where you are likely to be staying, to the Grand Lake in the west, the Trail Ridge Road covers 48 miles of varying scenery and is an excellent way to explore the park by car. Taken leisurely, it takes approximately half a day to journey on one of America’s ten byways.
In the Rocky Mountain National Park, there are over 300 miles of hiking trails from lake hikes to waterfall and summit hikes, with popular ones including Bear Lake, Cub Lake and Deer Mountain to Deer Ridge.
Always check for road closures within the park before you visit and look out for complimentary ranger-led activities in peak travelling times.