Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the U.S. national park system. Located in the Front Range of north central Colorado and about a 1.5 hour drive from the city of Denver, the park is an extremely popular tourist destination. With over 260,000 acres of land, the park is a huge presence within the state. Most visitors access the park from the east via the town of Estes Park. However, its western access point via Grand Lake is just as beautiful (albeit often less busy).

The Outdoor Corps features in-depth articles to guide readers through some of Rocky Mountain National Park’s best hikes, activities, lodging, and a whole lot more. Indeed, visitors will find numerous opportunities for adventure in the park, including camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, etc. Though just as popular is scenic alpine driving along Trail Ridge Road. In any case, our objective is to provide you with the information you need to plan your Rocky Mountain National Park adventure. Have fun exploring!

Top Colorado Backcountry Touring Zones to Explore This Winter

Colorado certainly has no shortage of amazing backcountry ski areas. If you're interested in exploring all that the Colorado backcountry has to offer this winter, our guide showcases some of the top touring zones to consider for your next adventure. Enjoy the exploration!

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Where to Stay Near Rocky Mountain National Park

The area around Rocky Mountain National Park has plenty of lodging, but finding a convenient place to stay at a reasonable rate can be a challenge. We've curated a listing of our favorite lodging options in Estes Park and Grand Lake, and campsites within the park, to help you plan your trip.