Whether you’re hiking or covering ground in your RV there will almost certainly be wildlife to see all through the park. Bighorn sheep like to gather at Sheep Lakes, so a walk that way will surely bring some great photo opportunities. Elk are common throughout the park too, so watch for herds of them, and if you’re lucky, you might glimpse a slippery otter in the Colorado River.
The Trail Ridge Road extends across the park, and shouldn’t be missed as part of your road trip. It’s the highest continuous highway in the country and crosses the Continental Divide at nearly 11,000 feet, so you’ll be well above the tree line. You won’t believe the views from up there as you wind your way across, surrounded by fragile alpine tundra, you can see endless unspoiled wilderness all around you. Watch out for those hairpins, especially in an RV, and give yourself time to take them a little wide.
Don’t be overwhelmed by all the possible activities you can enjoy in the Rocky Mountain National Park. We can help you create the perfect vacation itinerary, whether it’s kayaking, or a memorable guided tour by foot or on horseback.
- The park has a total of 350 miles of trails, for walking, hiking or even horseback riding.
- Elevation through the park ranges between 7,500 and 12,000 feet, so hiking may seem more strenuous if you’re not used to the altitude.