Summer or winter, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited places in Colorado.

Rocky Mountain National Park Is One of the Best Ways To Enjoy Colorado

Everybody loves the mountains, and Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Colorado in a variety of ways. Whether it's hiking, camping, fishing, viewing wildlife, or just breathing in the crisp, clear mountain air folks are flocking to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Know the Changes At Rocky Mountain National Park

A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park isn't as easy as it used to be. Nowadays, you have to have a reservation that requires you to plan ahead to select the day and time of your arrival. Although it may sound like a pain in the you-know-what, the reservation system actually pays dividends by - at least in theory- reducing the wait time you'll have at the park entrance.

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Have A Great Rocky Mountain National Park Experience

Knowing a little bit about the park and knowing what to expect can definitely enhance your experience and make it a little more enjoyable. A little knowledge can save you a lot of headache and grief - and a few Rocky Mountain factoids sprinkled in will give you a great Rocky Mountain National Park experience before you even get there.

25 Things To Know About Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in northeast Colorado between the mountain towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. The Beaver Meadows entrance is about a 90-minute drive from Denver. Scroll on for 25 things to know about Rocky Mountain National Park before you go.

See All 42 of Colorado's Beautiful State Parks

There are 42 State Parks open to the public in Colorado with 1 in development. We also include the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area as an unofficial State Park. Scroll through the photos to learn more about each one of these popular destinations.