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.

Park Resources

Bear Lake ranger station

Official Map

View from Nymph lake

Park Webcams

Wildflowers along the trail

Trail List

Longs Peak

Trail Conditions

Weather

Elevation Maps

Bear Lake Area

Longs Peak Area

Trail Ridge Road Area

Park Trails

Estes Cone (11,007′), Front Range

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 Park. The peak serves as a prominent landmark in the Tahosa Valley to the east. The peak is named for one of the first settlers in Estes Valley, Joel Estes....

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Hallett Peak (12,713′), Front Range

Hallett Peak (12,713′), Front Range

Hallett Peak, viewed from east Rocky Mountain National Park, is distinctive with it's slanted square structure towering over the landscape. As you near the summit however, the square melts away and you are left looking at a more traditional mountain silhouette. Rising...

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Lake Helene (10,630′), Front Range

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, Lake Helene is a spectacular destination inside Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake is situated at treeline, between Flattop Mountain (12,324') and Notchtop...

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

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

Located within Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park, Mills and Jewel Lake provide dramatic views of the surrounding peaks. The Longs peak area is prominently visible from the valley. The summer route initially takes you to Alberta Falls, another popular...

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Lake Haiyaha (10,244′), Front Range

Lake Haiyaha (10,244′), Front Range

Lake Haiyaha is a secluded, boulder-riddled lake in lower Chaos Canyon. Hallett Peak (12,713') and Otis Peak (12,486') tower over the lake, and are situated on the Continental Divide, making for spectacular scenery.  The shores of the lake are home to some of the...

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Longs Peak (14,255′), Front Range

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 the Rocky Mountains. The peak is guarded by granite cliffs and does require Class 3 climbing, although the first 6.5 miles before the Keyhole are...

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Flattop Mountain (12,332′), Front Range

Flattop Mountain (12,332′), Front Range

Flattop Mountain is located just east of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail was built in 1925, and rehabilitated in 1940 with Civilian Conservation Corps labor. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The scenic...

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Sky Pond (10,900′), Front Range

Sky Pond (10,900′), Front Range

Sky Pond, located in Rocky Mountain National Park, is fed by Taylor Glacier and forms the headwaters of Icy Brook. The lake occupies a cirque formed during advances and retreats of Taylor Glacier. A little further down, Icy Brook drains into the Lake of Glass, after...

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Twin Sisters (11,428′), Front Range

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 summit there are panoramic views of the eastern plains and Rocky Mountain National Park, including Longs Peak and Mt Meeker. The heavy rains in 2013...

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Alberta Falls (9,400′), Front Range

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 scenic 30-foot waterfall thunders down a small gorge along Glacier Creek, with the short trail following Glacier Creek to the falls. The falls...

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