Rocky Mountain National Park

Macey Cranfill

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Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest national parks in the nation, with elevations from 7,860 feet to 14,259 feet. It is located in the Colorado Spans. If you are wanting to go visit, hop on a plane and its only an hour and forty-five minute flight.

The Rocky Mountain National Park Act was signed by President Woodrow Wilson and established on January 26, 1915. If you are wanting to stay at a hotel, a room starts at three stars and the pricing starts around 135 dollars, most of the hotels in this area are pet friendly. The park has five visitor centers. In 2018, more than 4.5 million recreational visitors entered the park. The National park was first meant just for hunting.

Today Rocky Mountain National Park gets people coming to visit, go on many hiking trails and visit lakes and ponds. For example, Mt. Ida. Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak, Ypsilon Lake Trail, Chasm Lake, Sky Ponds, Ouzel and Bluebird Lakes,  Nymph, Dream, Emerald, and Haiyaha Lakes. There are many more places you can go and visit. Some restaurants that are in the park are, Claire’s Restaurant on the Park, Wapiti Restaurant & Pub, Penelope’s Burgers & Fries, The Other Side Restaurant, Estes Park Brewery, Egg & I, and many more.

Rocky Mountain National Park is also known for its spectacular waterfalls. The most popular waterfalls that are recommended to visit are Chasm Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Adams Falls, Copeland Falls, Alberta Falls, Fern Falls, Ouzel Falls, and Timberline Falls.  All of the waterfalls that are listed have trails that you can hike up to and look down from above. You can also have a tour guide if need or wanted. The skill level starts at easy and goes to expert.