Welcome to Rocky Mountain National Park


And though it tops many travelers' itineraries and can get maddeningly crowded, the park has miles of less-beaten paths and the backcountry is a little-explored nature-lovers' wonderland. Excellent hiking trails crisscross alpine fields, skirt the edge of isolated high-altitude lakes and bring travelers to the wild, untamed heart of the Rockies.


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$125 Day Trips & Excursions

Rocky Mountain National Park Day Trip from Denver

Following pickup from Denver Union Station, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach into the famous Rocky Mountains, or Rockies for short. Your knowledgeable driver delves into the powerful geologic forces that created this stunning mountain range as you drive over Berthoud Pass, 11,314 feet (3,448 meters) above sea level, crossing the Continental Divide. Continue to admire the rugged Rockies as you descend curving, tree-lined roads. You will drive through Winter Park, a small ski resort town on the western slope of the Continental Divide with fun family activities throughout the year. Then you will head to the next town, Grand Lake. Enjoy lunch at an outdoor cafe with fantastic views of the town's namesake, the largest and deepest natural lake in Colorado. Your tour culminates at Rocky Mountain National Park, a 265,000-acre (107,240-hectare) park with 150 lakes and dozens of lofty mountain peaks. Keep your eyes open for elk, bighorn sheep, moose and black bears as you make your way through the park. Drive along Trail Ridge Road, ascending more than 12,000 feet (3,658 meters) above sea level. Along the way, pause at overlooks for incredible photo ops of peaks, valleys and rushing streams. Enjoy more scenic mountain roads on your return journey, and conclude your 10-hour day trip in central Denver.

$129 Day Trips & Excursions

Discover Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver or Boulder

The government shutdown has not stopped us bringing people to the beautiful Rockies, we just avoid the main entrances! We have created a fantastic alternative program with stunning views and stops at alpine lakes.The Rocky Mountains are renowned for scenery with expansive wilderness boasting soaring peaks, high alpine lakes, and abundant wildlife. So, do as the locals do in the winter and get up to the mountains when the crowds are thin for a peaceful getaway. Guests wander trails to take in stunning views of Colorado’s famous Continental Divide while breathing fresh mountain air. This tour also passes through historic towns, with a stop at The Stanley Hotel where Stephen King wrote The Shining. • Depart Union Station or Boulder's Peet's Coffee • Drive along the scenic Peak to Peak byway renowned as one of the most beautiful drives in all of Colorado • Take in mountain peaks and alpine lakes • Short walk at Gem Lake Trail • Stop at the famous Stanley Hotel • Lunch Included All entrance and National Park fees are included and a sandwich for lunch is provided.**LUNCH** - This tour comes with choice of a turkey or vegetarian sandwich.  Please include your preference as well as any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements field during checkout.

$104.99 Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mountain Zipline Adventure

Take in the beautiful scenery of Colorado's Front Range, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, as you zip through the trees! Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Denver lie three of Colorado’s longest zipline tracks. 6-line Zipline: Enjoy 4 hours of fresh air, scenic views and thrills on the 6-line zipline in the Rocky Mountains. Ride on six lines that range from 850 feet (259 m) to 1,900 feet (579 m). Soar through the treetops and experience three of Colorado’s longest ziplines! There is a 10-minute uphill hike between the first and second zipline and minimal walking between the others; above-average physical condition is recommended.

$115 Day Trips & Excursions

Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park: Small-Group Day Tour

Join us on a magnificent day tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver.  See the continental divide, the most prominent hydrological division and the world’s largest mountain barrier. On this day trip from Denver, we will take you to the “top of the world” in the park, filled with spectacular vistas. Experience the great outdoors and nature by walking along beautiful trails and watching the wildlife in its natural habitat.  The Rocky Mountain National Park is considered to be one of the most majestic and breathtaking sights to behold in our country.  On this Sightseeing tour, you be witness to once in a lifetime wildlife sightings, soaring mountain peaks, and come to understand the true meaning of “Purple Mountain Majesties”.  Winter (November - May): In this mountain tour, we will explore the quaint and peaceful Bear Lake. Stop at Estes Park (lunch stop), Gateway visitor center, Moraine Park, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more Summer (June - October): we will explore Trail Ridge Road, stop at the Alpine Visitors Center, which features extraordinary views of alpine tundra and full river cirque. Stop at Estes Park, Many Parks curve, Rainbow curve, Stanley Hotel (photo opportunity) and more.  You’ll also have the chance to take in some local history about our beautiful state, and grab a snack and souvenir.  This park is full of more wildlife and breathtaking views than most people see in an entire lifetime.   Note: tour may be modified due to the weather and road closures.

$125 Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mountain National Park Summer

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Fall River Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoEnter into Rocky Mountain National Park for the day of adventureStop At: Alluvial Fan, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoWalk down the trail and take in the fresh air withness the power of destruction along your walk to a waterfall and alluvial fan. See boulders the size of cars deposited onto the valley floorDuration: 35 minutesStop At: Horseshoe Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoEnjoy a picnic lunch nestled into a picturesque mountain valley next to a streamDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoTravel 11 miles into the Alpine along this scenic drive on the highest paved road in North America stopping to take photos and walk down the overlooks and enjoy the majestic views and wildlife sightings.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Alpine Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoVisit the Ranger Station and Gift shop or enjoy a walk up to the highest point on Trail Ridge Road taking in the 360 degree breathtaking mountain viewsDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Many Parks Curve Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoSee the many sides of the park on this short walk with views of Long's Peak and the mountain valleysDuration: 20 minutesPass By: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoExit the park through Beaver Meadows looking for wildlife along the way.Stop At: Downtown Estes Park, Estes Park, ColoradoStroll down Elkhorn Avenue grab a drink or ice-cream and pop into the local shops or visit the historic Stanley Hotel while in this quaint mountain town.Duration: 45 minutes

$169 Day Trips & Excursions

Hiking Adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

• Drive from Denver to Estes Park into Rocky Mountain National Park.  • On the drive to the park you will pass historic towns and beautiful landscapes from Denver through Boulder, with the option to stop in Lyons for coffee etc. • The hike has beautiful scenery, alpine lakes and diverse trails. The trail is framed with pine and aspen trees, with views of snow capped mountain ranges all around.  • Immerse yourself in the mountains away from it all. • Have a tasty picnic lunch surrounded by serene nature.  • See Colorado’s famous continental divide – rivers and streams west of the divide flow to the Pacific Ocean and east of the divide to the Gulf of Mexico. • This is a approx 4 mile trail (round trip) with about 800 feet in elevation gain.