Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming are the states that form the Rocky Mountain area. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country and the largest national park in Colorado.
Just 1 hours north of Denver, the Rocky Mountain showcases 72 dizzyingly named peaks, about 11% of the park being more than 3,300 meters above sea level. No wonder why it is called the "roof of the world". In fact, no other park in the United States can offer you such beautiful alpine scenery with such ease.
The predominant theme of the park is the majesty of the mountain but there is no shortage of alpine flowering tundras, evergreen forests, crystal clear mountain lakes, rugged peaks and abundant wildlife. You probably won't see the black bear, mountain lions, or lynx, but know that they are out and about around you.
The western side is the green paradise of vegetation, while the eastern side is the arid mountainous region. In addition, the park includes 150 lakes and 359 trails suitable for trekking. At more than 400 square miles, the park offers ample opportunity for outdoor activities.
Rocky Mountain National Park offers trails for hikers of all abilities - from easy hikes in the flat plains around a mountain lake to challenging climbs that last for several days.
An absolute must is a 48-mile long trail on Trail Ridge Road, a winding, dizzying road through the Continental Divide and the highest paved road in the United States. The mountains are also home to several world-famous ski resorts, such as Aspen and Breckenridge.
Entrance ticket cost:
By Car: For 1 day $ 20 / car, for 7 days $ 30 / car
Pedestrians: for 1 day $ 10 per person, for 7 days $ 15
Motorbike: for 1 day $ 20, for 7 days $ 25
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