Holidays in Rocky Mountain National Park

Holiday Travel Guide
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Experience a sense of natural exhilaration as you breathe the fresh mountain air in this pristine wilderness park high in the sky.

Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful in the spring with slopes of wildflowers and in the winter with a blanket of pure, white snow. Come here to hike, look for wildlife, see the Continental Divide and appreciate nature.

The park has more than 300 miles (480 kilometers) of hiking paths classified as lake, waterfall and summit trails. Pick up a park hiking guide for trail suggestions that meet your interests and abilities. The popular 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) Bear Lake loop is a flat interpretive nature trail while Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet (3,600 meters). Walk along some of the nearly 30 miles (18 kilometers) of the strenuous Continental Divide National Scenic Trail for eastern and western views above the tree line.

Follow normal hiking safety recommendations. Very importantly in this park, be prepared for issues acclimating to the high elevation. Enjoy and photograph the spectacular views and pristine natural settings.

In winter, snowshoe or cross-country ski through the park. Join a ranger-led program to improve your technique while you learn some of the secrets of the region. Hidden Valley is a popular spot for sledding on a former bunny ski slope.

Expect to see wildlife wandering through the park. Moose frequent the Kawuneeche Valley area along the Upper Colorado River. Bighorn sheep visit their namesake Sheep Lakes during the summer. See herds with small lambs in spring. From a safe distance, look for the giant antlers of a bull elk as he guards his large harem.

The park is open year-round. In its six visitor centers, get information, purchase souvenirs, speak to a ranger and even use WiFi. Make reservations for camping in the park or find lodging just outside in Estes Park or Grand Lake.

While Rocky Mountain National Park is less than 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of Denver, its peaks are more than 1.3 miles (2 kilometers) higher in the sky. Visit the park for a natural Rocky Mountain high worth singing about. Find affordable adventure for all types of travelers in the inspiring national parks of the U.S.

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2407 Cheap Hotels Near Rocky Mountain National Park

Discovery Lodge
Discovery Lodge
2.5 out of 5
800 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Located in Stanley Hieights, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Historic Estes Park and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Rocky Mountain National Park. Lake Estes 9-Hole ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Using the hot tub was awesome in the freezing cold weather! The hotel rooms were very clean, beautiful views of the lake & the mountains. The beds are hard. This was an awesome weekend! We will be back for a longer stay next time!"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2021

Discovery Lodge
Nicky's Resort
Nicky's Resort
2.5 out of 5
1360 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Situated in Estes Park, this resort is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Performance Park and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Rocky Mountain National Park. Mrs. Walsh's Garden and Historic ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Great views and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

Nicky's Resort
The Estes Park Resort
The Estes Park Resort
3.5 out of 5
1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$250 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
This family-friendly Estes Park resort is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Estes Marina and Lake Estes. Historic Estes Park and Stanley ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Beautiful location. Amazing staff. If you’re hiking, ask for Michael at the front desk for any questions…he is one of the nicest people you will meet!"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

The Estes Park Resort
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Top Rocky Mountain National Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

The Historic Crags Lodge by Diamond Resorts
The Historic Crags Lodge by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
300 Riverside Drive, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$78 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
The Historic Crags Lodge by Diamond Resorts
Discovery Lodge
Discovery Lodge
2.5 out of 5
800 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Discovery Lodge
Nicky's Resort
Nicky's Resort
2.5 out of 5
1360 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Nicky's Resort
The Estes Park Resort
The Estes Park Resort
3.5 out of 5
1700 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$250 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
The Estes Park Resort
YMCA of The Rockies Estes Park
YMCA of The Rockies Estes Park
2.5 out of 5
2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$133 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
YMCA of The Rockies Estes Park
Estes Park Condos
Estes Park Condos
3 out of 5
1400 David Drive, Estes Park, CO
Estes Park Condos
Murphy's River Lodge
Murphy's River Lodge
3 out of 5
481 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO
The price is AU$122 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Murphy's River Lodge
Tranquility On The River Three -- Ev #6042 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Tranquility On The River Three -- Ev #6042 3 Bedroom Townhouse
4 out of 5
1986 Dallman Drive #3, Estes Park, CO
Tranquility On The River Three -- Ev #6042 3 Bedroom Townhouse
Tranquility on the River Three - Mountain Lodge - Loft Overlooking Living Area -- EV #6042
Tranquility on the River Three - Mountain Lodge - Loft Overlooking Living Area -- EV #6042
1986 Dallman Drive #3, Estes Park, CO
Tranquility on the River Three - Mountain Lodge - Loft Overlooking Living Area -- EV #6042
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