Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest national parks in the nation, with elevations from 7,860 to 14,259 feet (2,396 to 4,346 m), the highest point of which is Longs Peak (14,259′). Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet (3,658 m) are scattered throughout the parks 415 square miles. The park was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1976 to protect its natural resources.

The northeastern portion of the park is illustrated above

Snowshoe and Hiking Trips Inside the Park 


Bear Lake with Hallett Peak in the distance

Hallett Peak (12,713′), Front Range

Hallett Peak, in Rocky Mountain National Park, is very distinctive when viewed from the east side of the park with ...
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Lake Helene

Lake Helene (10,630′), Front Range

There is no signage and you must follow a social trail to get to the lake, but despite it's obscurity, ...
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Mills Lake with Storm Peak (left) and Spearhead (right) rising above the blowing snow

Mills (9,965′) and Jewel (9,990′) Lake, Front Range

Located within Glacier Gorge, Mills and Jewel Lake provide dramatic views of the surrounding peaks. Mills Lake is named in ...
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Looking into Chaos Canyon

Lake Haiyaha (10,244′), Front Range

Located in lower Chaos Canyon, Lake Haiyaha is unlike other lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park because it is surrounded ...
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Looking back across the Narrows

Longs Peak (14,255′), Front Range

Iconic Longs Peak (14,259') is the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the northern most 14,000' peak in ...
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Flattop Mountain

Flattop Mountain (12,332′), Front Range

The hike to the summit of Flattop Mountain can be accessed from the very popular Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky ...
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Near Emerald Lake

Nymph (9,705′), Dream (9,905′), and Emerald Lake (10,110′), Front Range

Starting at the Bear Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park, the trail passes Nymph and Dream Lakes on the ...
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Estes Cone from the Longs Peak trailhead

Estes Cone (11,007′), Front Range

Estes Cone is located about 3 miles from the Longs Peak trailhead on the east side of Rocky Mountain National ...
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Sky Pond and Taylor Glacier

Sky Pond (10,900′), Front Range

Begin at the Glacier Gorge trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park and follow a well maintained trail to Timberline Falls ...
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2011 landslide area

Twin Sisters (11,428′), Front Range

The Twin Sisters ridge runs nearly two miles along the east central boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park. From the ...
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Approaching Alberta Falls

Alberta Falls (9,400′), Front Range

Alberta Falls, located in Glacier Gorge, is one of the more popular hiking destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. The ...
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