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.

Different areas of the park are shown in the maps below

Northern Rocky Mountain National Park area

Southern Rocky Mountain National Park – Longs Peak area

Rocky Mountain National Park – Bear Lake/Glacier Gorge area

Snowshoe and Hiking Trips Inside the Park 

Bear Lake with Hallett Peak in the distance

Hallett Peak (12,713′), Front Range

Hallett Peak (12,713'), Front RangeHallett Peak, viewed from east Rocky Mountain National Park, is distinctive with it's slanted square structure ...
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Lake Helene

Lake Helene (10,630′), Front Range

Lake Helene (10,630'), Front RangeThere is no signage and you must follow a social trail to get to the lake, ...
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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

Mills (9,965') and Jewel (9,990') Lake, Front RangeLocated within Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park, Mills and Jewel Lake ...
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Looking into Chaos Canyon

Lake Haiyaha (10,244′), Front Range

Lake Haiyaha is located at timberline along Chaos Creek, in the Chaos Canyon drainage, inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Bouldering ...
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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

Flattop Mountain is located just east of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail was built in ...
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Near Emerald Lake

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

Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lake are located inside Rocky Mountain National Park, west of Estes Park. From the popular Bear ...
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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

Sky Pond, located in Rocky Mountain National Park, is fed by Taylor Glacier and forms the headwaters of Icy Brook ...
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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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