Trailer Camping at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

December 12, 2011
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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.

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2 Responses to “Trailer Camping at Rocky Mountain National Park”

  1. roger russell on January 16th, 2012 8:21 pm

    We stayed at a campground at east entrance of park. It was a highlite of our summer, enjoying Estes Park, the view of mts and the short drive into the park. We did day hikes and fishing within the park. Some of the lakes don’t have fish as ice prevents it. Will spend more time there this year with family. Really enjoyed seeing elk in their traval patterns. Birding can also be of great interest. We did drive over to Mt Evans for a day also. Would highly recomend doing that, watch the weather on which day you plan on going.

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