Trailer Camping at Rocky Mountain National Park
December 12, 2011
Filed under National Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park is a great way to get a good look at the Rocky Mountains in their natural form.
Located in a remote area of the mountain range, the park is wonderfully diverse; with wooded tundras, beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and a wide variety of plants and animals.
Two distinct areas make up the park, with the Continental Divide running down the middle. The eastern side of the park is drier, with glaciated mountains peaks, while the western side is wetter, lusher, and covered with deep forests. Both sides offer majestic views and plenty of flora and fauna to see. Altitude also splits up the park, snow is possible year round at higher elevations, and low-lying areas can reach temperatures of 80 degrees — though cooling drastically at night. Scores of wildflowers bloom in the higher elevations by June.
The park offers activities, from 355 miles of hiking trails, mountain climbing, biking, wildlife viewing, winter skiing, snow shoeing, fishing, beautiful scenic drives, and of course, camping.
There is a $20 entrance fee which is good for seven days. $40 gets you an annual Rocky Mountain National Park pass.
For Colorado camping sides in, or near, the park, visit Colorado campgrounds.