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‘Fee-Free’ Opportunities At Rocky Mountain National Park

Getting into the great outdoors replenishes us and brings us back to our center. There is just something special about being in the mountains, especially here in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the greatest perks about living in Colorado, the state most famously known as one of the most active states in the US. How can we get outdoors more often without having to spend the...

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Get to know Trail Ridge Road

Planning on driving along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) this summer? It’s a popular scenic drive near Estes Park and an amazing way to see the park with its unrivaled elevation and status as one of the top roads of America’s Byways in Colorado. The 48-mile road was first opened to drivers in 1932 and climbs as high as 12,000 ft. with about 11 miles of...

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Alternatives to Moraine Park Campground

Looking for alternative lodging with the Moraine Park Campground closure? For most of May, the campground will be closed for water system repairs and since you’ll still have plenty of time in the summer for camping but have already dreamed of the perfect Rocky Mountain National Park getaway, we do have options for you! Estes Park cabins and cottages Our Triple R Cottages in Estes Park are close to the...

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2017 Free entry days to RMNP and tips for visiting

Save on your entry fees to Rocky Mountain National Park by visiting over the fee-free days of 2017! We’ve also compiled some tips to help you maximize your time in the Park! Each year, Rocky Mountain National Park and the National Park Service offer fee-free days in honor of national holidays or special Park Service celebrations. In 2017, these days offer free entry: January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr....

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Four Difficult Summer Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

As a follow-up to our moderate hikes to try this summer, we’re rounding out our list with our favorite difficult summer hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. Mt. Ida First on the list is the 9.6-mile roundtrip to Mt. Ida! Located off the Poudre Lake Trailhead off of Trail Ridge Road and just on the “other” side of the Continental Divide, this trail offers some serious elevation gain at just over...

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Four Moderate Summer Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

In our last blog post, we highlighted three of our favorite easy hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. This post will focus on moderate summer hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park or near Estes Park for visitors looking for a bit more of a challenge during their Colorado vacation. Loch Vale This 5.9-mile trail (roundtrip) off the Glacier Gorge Trailhead is a wonderful moderate hike with a beautiful payoff at...

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3 Easy Summer Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

We often get asked for advice on navigating the many trails within Rocky Mountain National Park and surrounding Estes Park. We love sharing tips and tricks for visitors so we thought we’d share with you our three favorite easy summer hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. We’ll start off with easy trails for those that want to hike as soon as they’re in the park, but want some time to...

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Celebrate the Centennial at Rocky Mountain National Park

It’s Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th year and we want you to come celebrate! From fee-free days to a variety of educational and fun programs, you’ll be happy you came to the Centennial celebration in Estes Park. If you’re looking for some upcoming free days to enter and explore Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), here are 2015’s dates: February 14 – 16: In observance of Presidents Day April 18 –...

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Free Entrance Days at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park offers stunning views of Colorado you won’t find anywhere else and if you enjoy saving money when you travel be sure to take advantage of free entrance days this summer and fall! Normally, the entrance fee is $20, payable at all entrance stations into Rocky Mountain National Park, but each year the park sets aside a few days as fee free days. Upcoming dates include: August...

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