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General Information

Official Rocky Mountain National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Rocky Mountain national park, trip planning.

National Geographic guide to the Rocky Mountain National Park:
Very concise and clear.

"Unofficial" Rocky Mountain National Park website :
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- September: the sunniest month, and avoid mid-June to mid-August crowed.

Alert: watch out the lightning storms.

General weather information,
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least two days:
Trail Ridge Road to Grand Lake, via Farview Curve -- a full day,
Bear Lake Road -- a half day.
Old Fall River Road to Fall River Pass (unpaved) -- a half day.

If you only have one day?

Five Perfect Days Ultimate Adventure Itinerary.



Total 5 campgrounds are operated by National Park Service. Longs Peak, Moraine Park, and Timber Creek campground open year-round. Aspenglen and Glacier Basin campground open from mid-May to mid-September.

Glacier Basin and Moraine Park Campground are recommended to make a reservation at
the National Park service reservation center.

Official campground list and information.

You must have a backcountry/wilderness permit to camp overnight in Rocky's backcountry and wilderness. You need to call, write or visit Headquarters Office to get one.
More information about backcountry camping, backcountry camping site map, and high country hazards.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

No lodging is inside Rocky Mountain National Park.

Gateway outside the park:

Estes Park chamber resort association (east of the park),
Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce (west of the park),
Granby Chamber of Commerce (southwest of the park).

This Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Rocky Mountain National Park.