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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Martin

Rangers very strong on bear management issues…no food in tent, no crumbs, no toiletries. Bit of a trek to toilets and showers only if you bring a solar shower pouch. But the scenery. Oh my. Mother Nature blows mankind out of the water. Breathtakingly stunning.

Nick

Trail Ridge Road was incredible. Lots of different landscapes and every view was amazing.

Gönül

Yol boyunca  cocuklugumda seyrettigim kovboy filmlerindeki  manzaralarin icinde buldum kendimi.

I feel like I am in one of the Cowboy films I watched when I was a child.

Vahsi batida ilk kamp tecrubesi:)

Parkin esas sahiplerinin saldirisindan korunmak icin cadirda bulundurulmamasi tavsiye edilen malzemeler : yiyecek, icecek, kozmetik, kap-kacak,  cop ve yiyecek kokusu sinmis olabilecek hersey:)  Bu malzemeler icin ozel metal dolaplar var kamp yerlerinde.

Tuvaletler temiz ve konforlu. Dus yapmak istersen gunes enerjisi ile su isitan torbani yaninda tasimalisin.

Hersey dusunulmus ozetle.

 

Credits

Photos: Nick Pangere

 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Distance from Estes Park to Moraine Park Campground: 7 miles

Driving time from Estes Park to Moraine Park Campground: 17 minutes

 

The Rocky Mountains come alive in Rocky Mountain National Park. Breathtaking vistas, crystal clear lakes, and incredible wildlife are only some of the features that can be found in the park. Whether visiting for a day or a week, there’s always something spectacular to see.

Admission to Rocky Mountain National Park was $20 per carload of 4 at the time of writing.

RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park

 

See:

  • Drive Trail Ridge Road from Estes Park to Grand Lake. This is the highest continuous road in the United States, reaching up to 12,000 feet! Stop off at each viewpoint for a unique look at the different landscapes of the Rocky Mountains. Some of the stops even have short but easy trails with interpretive panels. The entire road takes about 2 hours one way. Get started early and allow for a full day of driving if you plan on making all of the stops and doing some of the short hikes. Driving Trail Ridge Road is the most popular activity in Rocky Mountain National Park.
    Trail Ridge Road

    Trail Ridge Road

    Moraine Pass

    Moraine Pass

  • Visit Sprague Lake, Bear Lake, and Lily Lake for short hikes around these three beautiful lakes.
  • Get rugged and do some longer day hikes. Rocky Mountain National Park features over 300 miles of trails and opportunities for backcountry camping. Ask a ranger for information on current trail conditions and to choose trails that are right for your experience and level of difficulty.

    Tundra

    Tundra

  • See elk, bighorn sheep, and maybe even a moose or bear!

    Bighorn Sheep

    Bighorn Sheep

Eat:

  • A few of the visitor centers have food for sale, but there are several picnic areas along Trail Ridge Road. Bring your own food and enjoy the scenery while you eat!
  • Stop into one of the many restaurants in beautiful Grand Lake after a long drive along Trail Ridge Road.
Grand Lake

Grand Lake

Sleep:

  • Moraine Park Campground is the park’s biggest campground. It’s centrally located and has easy access to Estes Park. Camping fees for the night were $20 at the time of our visit. Reservations are recommended. Drinking water and bathrooms with flush toilets are available. Ice and firewood are for sale in the evenings. Bear boxes for food storage are scattered throughout the campground.
  • Some campgrounds operate seasonally. Check with a ranger to see which ones are open during your visit.

 

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