This is part of my Girl’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park! Everything you need to know, from the best day hikes to the best places to eat. Check out all my posts by clicking here.
RMNP is an ideal getaway for girlfriends, couples, and families alike. Below are the six greatest reasons you need to put Rocky Mountain National Park on your travel bucket list. I hope you make as many happy memories here as I have over the years! This park is largely responsible for my love of the outdoors, and clearly, it has had an impact on me!
1. Great Fly Fishing
Trout love the cold water and so abound here, plus there are dozens of guides who will provide equipment, expertise, and most importantly, will take that Instagram worthy shot of you holding your catch.
2. Incredible Wildlife
Simply stated, Rocky Mountain wildlife are majestic. But even better than that, they are plentiful, and the chances of you seeing something in the wild are high, which makes for a thrilling trip.
3. Beautiful hikes and activities for all ages and skill levels
If you’re 2 years old or 92 years old, it does not matter here. There are ranger shows to excite young kids about their park experience. Tram rides into the mountains for people of all mobility levels. Rafting trips that go from mild to difficult and accommodate kids and adults alike. Beginner trails even a toddler could do. Intense trails for spirited teens and those in their prime will. And there’s plenty of ice cream–which is something everyone likes!
4. Conveniently located and easy to get to
A quick flight into Denver, and just a little over an hour and a half long scenic drive, and you’re there!
5. The best view in the park can be reached by car
This appeals to my lazy side. Trail Ridge Road, which traces the edge of the mountain and culminates at the Alpine Visitor’s Center at 11,ooo feet, has to be one of the most scenic drives in all of North America. You pass treeline, and reach alpine meadows where elk are frequently grazing. This drive is good for the soul!
6. Insanely beautiful views
Described by Aaricka as “another world,” Rocky Mountain National Park is truly a breathtaking place.
And you don’t have to do something extraordinary to experience it.
I hope you have the chance to go once in your life and if not, feel free to live vicariously through these pictures. 🙂