Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

Rocky Mountain National Park Info


Rocky Mountain National Park

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News

Rocky Mountain National Park Will Enter Phase Two of Reopening June 4

Today, in accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local public health authorities, Rocky Mountain National Park has increased recreational access and services. In this first phase, from May 27 through June 3, the park has reopened many outlying areas and basic park road and trail access.  

Trail Ridge Road Will Open For The Season On Thursday, June 4 Prepare For Icy Conditions

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will open on Thursday, June 4.

Rocky Mountain National Park Phased Reopening Begins May 27

In accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Rocky Mountain National Park will begin a phased reopening on May 27, with limited services including basic park road and trail access. 

Rocky Mountain National Park Photos

Rocky Mountain valley - Colorado

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Rocky Mountain valley - Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park

Diamond Solstice

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Diamond Solstice

Sunrise on the longest day of the year hits the eastern face of Longs Peak (Arapaho: Neníisótoyóú’u; 14,259'/ 4346 m), casting few shadows on the summer solstice. Scattered pockets of new snow lie on the peak from a storm that blew through on the previous day. The trail to Chasm Lake and the Boulderfield is visible in the lower right quadrant.

The sheer wall of the Diamond shows up well in this view from the slopes of Twin Sisters Peak. The Diamond face is almost 1000' (300 m) high, and is slightly overhung. It is one of the most challenging climbs in Colorado, though is popular enough that climbers may line up at the bottom to start the climb during peak season.

Longs Peak is named for Stephen Long, who lead an expedition to the area in 1820. The first recorded climb was by John Wesley Powell's surveying party in 1868.

RMNP East Inlet Trail 20200621_202551

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RMNP East Inlet Trail 20200621_202551

Another view of my temporary backyard while backpacking in Rocky Mountain National Park!

Above Timberline

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Above Timberline

Trail Ridge Road is one of ten of America's Byways in Colorado and a national designated All American Road. Eleven miles of this high highway travel above treeline (the elevation near 11,500 feet), where Rocky Mountain National Park’s evergreen forests come to a halt. (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain topped with snow.

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Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain topped with snow.

1-4-20, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.nnCanon 7D F/16 70mm 1/800s ISO-1000

The ferocious 13 Lined Ground Squirrel RMNP DSC_8823

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The ferocious 13 Lined Ground Squirrel RMNP DSC_8823

While I enjoyed the warmth of the morning sun and some breakfast my friend here seemed to be doing the same - although he is having the fungus!

Rascal on the run

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Rascal on the run

Peak-A-Boo

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Peak-A-Boo

Ground Squirrel

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Ground Squirrel

Summer Storm in the Mountains

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Summer Storm in the Mountains

PhotograpHER Week 26: Reflection

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PhotograpHER Week 26: Reflection

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two log crossing

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two log crossing

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Moose and Mom RMNP DSC_8712

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Moose and Mom RMNP DSC_8712

Another moose pic from the Rocky Mountain National Park backpacking trip. They are cute as babies!

The foothills of the Rocky Mountains

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The foothills of the Rocky Mountains

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Standing on Mt. Chapin II

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Standing on Mt. Chapin II

Golden Trail

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Golden Trail

Ptarmigan in Camoflouge

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Ptarmigan in Camoflouge