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

Meet the guide at 9 am at Denver Union Station or at 9.45am in Boulder (See Important Info). The scenic drive to Estes Park includes charming small towns and rugged canyons. Pass the historic Stanley Hotel, made famous for it’s starring role in the movie 'The Shining.' While entering Rocky Mountain National Park, experience the wonders that inspired early explorers to push for the protection of this amazing landscape. Catch a view of Long’s Peak, the park’s highest, soaring into the sky at 14,259 feet and the glacial-carved valleys, filled with Aspen and pine trees. The guide will lead the way to the best viewpoints, with plenty of time to hop out of the van and explore.Summer: The summer tour begins after memorial weekend and ends mid October. Throughout the summer the tour will take you up trail ridge road to 13'000 feet. Winter: In the winter the high alpine road is closed and more time will be spent discovering the valley and its crystal clear alpine lakes. 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

Small-Group Tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver

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.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Summer

Your day begins at 8:15am where you will be picked up by your tour guide in a clean, comfortable 12 to 15 passenger Ford Transit touring van from Union Station in beautiful downtown Denver. You will start your tour by driving up to Rocky Mountain National Park through Boulder and Lyons Colorado. Next you will arrive in the quaint mountain village of Estes Park where you can enjoy a stroll through some of the wonderful artisan and souvenir shops, or have an ice-cream or drink at one of the cafes or restaurants. (If afternoon weather is in the forecast you will visit Estes Park at the end of the day.)  Once in the National Park (admission included), you will see the many majestic Rocky Mountains. Stop at sheep lake and meadow where we have seen elk or big horn sheep grazing on rich grasses (wildlife viewing likely but not guaranteed).  Next you'll head over to Horseshoe Park and witness the destructive force of Mother Nature while taking a short walk around an alluvial fan waterfall.  Then, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in a beautiful valley by a stream.  Then you will make your way up Trail Ridge road to see incredible high mountain peaks and expansive park views as you travel for 11 miles above treeline into the tundra.  You'll make a stop at the Alpine Visitor Center next to a glacial cirque.   Make your way back stopping at beautiful overlooks with breathtaking views.  You then return to Denver on a beautiful drive where you will be dropped off back at Union Station where you began your day. Snacks, bottled water, beverages and a picnic lunch are included in the tour. The entire day is approximately 10 hours.

$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.