Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado

by Ben Atkinson on July 16, 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park boasts 415 square miles of incredible mountain scenery and wildlife. Access to the park is through the town of Estes Park, a quick 1.5 hour drive from Denver. If you are new to the area, make a stop in the city of Boulder along the way for lunch.

The standard entrance fee for the park is $20 per vehicle. This grants you access to the park for 7 days. However if you are planning on coming back often there is an annual pass available for $40. If you are even considering that, I would highly recommend the America the Beautiful Annual Pass, which allows access to nearly all national parks for $80.

There are endless trails and mountain lakes to explore in RMNP. This is a park where talking to the rangers when picking up your backcountry permit is infinitely useful for determining what sort of adventure you are looking for.

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Quick Links:

NPS Rocky Mountain NP Website
Backcountry Permits
America the Beautiful NP Annual Pass

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