Rocky Mountain National Park

National Park
Estes Park
110 Tips and reviews
  • hiking
  • trails
  • scenic views
  • moose
  • old fall river road
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  • Terence C.
    Terence Chan2 weeks ago
    Breathtaking beauty! Well paved roads. Amazing. No words to describe! Must visit!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CoombsAugust 22
    Drink lots of water. Get off trail and do some hiking
  • Ashley C.
    Nothing is dog-friendly and the park rangers were being jerks to everyone. Super disappointed and not sure if I want to go back. Mountains and trails were still awesome, of course.
  • Meredith P.
    The scenic view is good to look at and the small part of the river is near the picnic area in Rocky mountain national park.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CAugust 2
    A must visit if you live in the Denver area.
  • Fares A.
    Best view I ever seen in my whole Life !
  • Nick B.
    Hiking trails galore. Highlights include the heavily trafficked Gem Lake and the solitude of Allenspark Trail.
  • Guthrie G.
    Beautiful and gorgeous anytime! Can get really busy on weekends during the summer!
  • Diane M.
    Diane McClureNovember 19, 2016
    One of the most visited National Parks
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionNovember 13, 2016
    Great hiking.
  • Sujay S.
    Sujay ShahOctober 30, 2016
    Get out. Get around.
  • Danny S.
    Danny SelvagOctober 18, 2016
    Just got to see a small area of it but super beautiful around Bierstadt & Bear lake
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia LuddeckeOctober 9, 2016
    Hike the Emerald Lake Trail - absolutely beautiful and quite easy.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangAugust 21, 2016
    Amazing views!
  • Doug W.
    Doug WJuly 31, 2016
    Get here early, find a trailhead for your ability, and get out of the car!
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BaldwinJuly 18, 2016
    Stay alive!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AntonioJune 26, 2016
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Skyscraping peaks and delicate alpine tundra, bighorn sheep scaling jagged cliffs, and glacier-carved valleys. Read more
  • Yulia V.
    Yulia VoloshinaFebruary 9, 2016
    The best place ever!
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauNovember 7, 2015
    Hike the trails duh! Come in Fall for Elk rutting season and you'll see them all over the place
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinOctober 10, 2015
    Alpine road- spectacular scenery.
  • WEI W.
    WEI WEIOctober 1, 2015
    Morning (before 9am) and evening(6-7pm) are good hours for wildlife viewing
  • Hal W.
    Hal WALFIELDSeptember 22, 2015
    Make sure to enjoy the sunsetting!
  • Jason S.
    Jason ScottSeptember 21, 2015
    If you want to see a moose head over Trial Ridge Road to Grand Lakes!
  • Sagar P.
    Sagar PuroSeptember 5, 2015
    With heights of more than 10000 feet..the views are literally breath taking..awesome
  • Eric H.
    Eric HighlandSeptember 1, 2015
    Gorgeous and stunning. The NPS rangers are fabulous and helpful.
  • El
    ElAugust 20, 2015
    Beautiful. Lots of fun trails. We saw elks and deers.
  • David P.
    David PittsAugust 7, 2015
    An essential national park. Great hiking opportunities and incredible mountain views. If your Jetta dies halfway up the dirt road climb, don't panic.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FranzAugust 3, 2015
    Wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.
  • Donna M.
    Donna McSwainJuly 20, 2015
    Beautiful scenery & wildlife
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangJuly 17, 2015
    Trail Ridge is a must drive. Best views in the park!
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 19, 2015
    Amazing views of the Rockies. 12000 feet and counting.
  • Brianna A.
    Brianna AlersJanuary 10, 2015
    There are fun junior ranger programs for children! The wild life and nature are so beautiful!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzDecember 24, 2014
    There are so many amazing options for hiking, biking, camping. I recommend taking one day to do each and then another to visit Estes Park.
  • Marina
    MarinaNovember 30, 2014
    Truly amazing views from the snow capped tops.
  • stepher
    stepherOctober 13, 2014
    Believe the hype. Stunningly gorgeous scenery. Wild animals. Lava formations. Make sure your gas tank is full & take water in with you. Hydration is key. Altitude sickness is real. Enjoy.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingAugust 24, 2014
    Definitely a park to get out of your car and hike. If you don't, you are missing out on much the park has to offer.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LaingAugust 20, 2014
    Hit the trails before 8 am to beat the crowds during busy times!
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasAugust 18, 2014
    This place is just stunningly beautiful. If you really want an experience, trek here during sunset, set up camp and wake up for the beautiful sunrise. This place is cold, so be prepared.
  • Renee G.
    Renee GAugust 17, 2014
    Take a drive around twilight and see the Elk and deer!
  • Alexandra
    AlexandraJuly 28, 2014
    Great hiking! Dream lake gorgeous!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CastilloJuly 26, 2014
    Rock a literal breath taking n scary ride..take the old miners route up the mountain to the summit. Warning it's only one lane over cliffs that drop off 12k ft. No rails, n great photo ops!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CastilloJuly 26, 2014
    Hogwarts house at the beginning of the Col river. It's great. Step foot in the trickle beginnings of the mighty Colorado River
  • Robin C.
    Robin CarlsonJuly 17, 2014
    Begin your hike early to avoid late afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
  • Denise C.
    Denise ChesterJune 29, 2014
    Enjoy the beauty and take nothing but photos.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GerttulaFebruary 20, 2014
    Great shoe
  • ward c.
    ward carpenterJanuary 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing in the winter!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 4, 2013
    Drive through and discover the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Come in the winter when blankets of white snow envelop the scenery. Snowboarding venues are also available. Fun for the entire family!
  • Aline V.
    Aline VazNovember 10, 2013
    Well, who goes thinking it is a small park, it is not. You need at least two days to visit all the places in the park. For the ones going, I suggest to take a look in the Bear Lake and the Dream Lake
  • Laura J.
    Laura Johnson-SpearsSeptember 16, 2013
    i got engaged here love it. i really suggest going on a hike! :]
  • Sheila D.
    Old Fall River Road gets backed up with SLOOOOOW drivers on busy days. It's one-way, so plan for following a group.
  • Taylor V.
    Taylor VASeptember 6, 2013
    Squirrels will climb on you while you eat lunch
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MooreAugust 31, 2013
    Lots of great scenic views and breathtaking scapes. It was cold when we visited so be sure to bundle up just in case!
    Upvoted Aug 8
  • Tim H.
    Tim HeroldAugust 29, 2013
    A little chilly above the tree line on motorcycle waiting shorts
  • Reena G.
    Reena GauchanAugust 13, 2013
    Rocky Mountains one of the highest peek in the States is spectacular :)
  • Kendra M.
    Kendra MeyerAugust 5, 2013
    Trail Ridge Drive is gorgeous the whole way up.. 11000+ feet up :)
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 30, 2013
    The moose are on the Grand Lake side of the divide.
  • Mathrox
    MathroxJune 28, 2013
    This is a must!
  • Charles K.
    Charles KelleyJune 6, 2013
    The bighorn sheep go to sheep lakes around 9am in the morning. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse!
  • Charles K.
    Charles KelleyJune 6, 2013
    Stop and walk out to the rocks on the Tundra Communities Trail. You won't be sorry you did.
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HardinMay 3, 2013
    WOW! OMG! You only imagine !
  • Molly B.
    Molly BrownMarch 10, 2013
    $20 just to drive through. Wish they had some other way to just drive through.
  • HikingDiva ..
    HikingDiva .October 25, 2012
    I camped at Longs Peak - nice views - very "bear aware" but did not have any incidents. Sites are decently-spaced apart on exterior sides.
  • HikingDiva ..
    HikingDiva .October 25, 2012
    There's a lot of construction going on right now toward Bear Lake. Waited more than 30mins while 18wheelers went back & forth. Finally gave up.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RothSeptember 25, 2012
    Stop and watch the elk in the evening! Tons of them in the meadow on the south side of Highway 34.
  • P M.
    P MarieSeptember 15, 2012
    Make sure you hike the Ouzel Falls Trail. Its a light hike and so beautiful.
  • Tim H.
    Tim HerdklotzSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Take the drive up Fall River Road. Also, don't miss the view from Mills Lake.
  • Sarah
    SarahSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    There are elk everywhere this time of year!
  • Amber L.
    Amber LambertJuly 23, 2012
    Moose off to the left when driving in!
  • ann h.
    ann h.June 2, 2012
    A Breathtaking trail that can easily become life taking even if youre well equipped
  • ann h.
    ann h.June 2, 2012
    Thinking of doing the bear odessa fern trail: think twice!Gorgeous views but snow is covering half the path+fallen path around helene
  • Alli D.
    Alli DebruynMay 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best things to do in the park are hike, look for animals, and drive to the top. Also talk to rangers in the visitor center. They always have great recommendations!
  • Keith L.
  • Sharecare
    SharecareMay 22, 2012
    Be safe while enjoying the over 350 miles of trails with this FREE emergency guide app from the American Red Cross. Read more
  • TripStory
    TripStoryApril 24, 2012
    Head into the mountains and go for a hike. Check out the elk. If it's winter bring your snow shoes. Stop in at the visitor center for tips, advice and maps.
  • Sharecare
    SharecareMarch 7, 2012
    Depending on the terrain and your speed, hiking will burn about 405 calories an hour. Get out there and enjoy this beautiful park! Read more
  • Melvin H.
    Melvin HaydenMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You're pass is good for 7 days
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaylorFebruary 18, 2012
    I just saw an elk!!!!!!! :-D
  • YMCA of the Rockies
    YMCA of the RockiesNovember 18, 2011
    Be sure to drive up Trail Ridge Road and stop at the Alpine Visitors Center to learn about the Park's flora and fauna. Sunrise and Sunset are great times to catch the view from the top.
  • YMCA of the Rockies
    YMCA of the RockiesNovember 18, 2011
    Looking to add a little off-road adventure to your visit? Take a drive up Old Fall River Road to the Alpine Visitors Center. You need 4WD/AWD, but it's well worth the fun drive and great views.
  • YMCA of the Rockies
    YMCA of the RockiesNovember 18, 2011
    During autumn the elk in the Park put on a show for their fall rut. Late September is when the bugling activity peaks, plus you'll catch the changing colors of the Aspen trees.
  • Julie A.
    Julie AbelOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fall us the best- The elk are awesome!
  • Visit Colorado 360
    Visit Colorado 360September 7, 2011
    See a 360° virtual tour Read more
  • Rohini R.
    Rohini RegunathanAugust 27, 2011
    Awesome hike!
  • Firehouse Z.
    Firehouse ZenAugust 18, 2011
    Going for a hike to Adams Falls before teaching Truck Company Operations class to the locals. What a great place to teach and the people here are fantastic.
  • Keilyn R.
    Keilyn RiceAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Use shuttle service so we climbers that have crash pads can park up top and aren't stuck hiking to the car because it stops at 7:30 pm
  • Maria H.
    Maria HerreraAugust 13, 2011
    Love it... Beautiful, calm and serence. Beautiful day to hang in the mountains
  • Visit Colorado 360
    Visit Colorado 360August 6, 2011
    At the top of Trail Ridge Road park at the visitors center and take the short hike up to Marmot Point. The views are worth it!
  • Brian N.
    Brian NortonAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dream Lake is beautiful and a must see.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NortonAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Drive up trail ridge drive, well worth it.
  • Tony S.
    Tony SJune 21, 2011
    No entrance fee on first day of summer!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FrankJune 12, 2011
    So much to do, view the wildlife (elk on east / Moose on west side).. Camp, hike, or just enjoy the views!!!
  • Lynn N.
    Lynn NguyenMay 15, 2011
    I got here mid-May and it's still snowing badly. Gear up for worse scenario even when you arrive here in June
    Examiner.comApril 7, 2011
    Rocky Mountain National Park has endless amounts of things to do. Want to get above 12,000ft this is where you should go. Read more
  • National Wildlife Federation
    Listen to elk bugling in the fall Read more
  • Scott M.
    Scott MMarch 7, 2011
    The highest paved road in the US was closed. It had too much snow on it!!! Gonna try it again after May comes.
  • Kristine C.
    Kristine CarrollNovember 10, 2010
    Go to Bear Lake! It's gorgeous and a beautiful little winter wonderland when it's snowing!!!
  • Tim J.
    Tim JonesNovember 4, 2010
    Drive up the Old Fall River Road in the summer... gorgeous views and lots of great pull-offs to explore and photograph...
  • Elise R.
    Elise ReidOctober 12, 2010
    I saw my first moose here, mom and baby, so amazing!! great hiking and amazing wild life! def a must see
  • Leah I.
    Leah ISeptember 2, 2010
    be careful driving. They dont have barriers on the winding roads that could easily have you fall to your death...its a 2000 ft drop off....
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