With a signature from Woodrow Wilson in 1915 Rocky Mountain National Park was established. The tenth U.S. National Park is 358 square miles of lush green valleys and streams to the wind swept top of Longs Peak. Rocky Mountain National Park is a grand living display of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. From the wet grassy valleys to Longs Peak summit at 14,259 ft. the park is a visual masterpiece. If you have not visited the park I recommend you do so. The Rocky is just a short drive of about 40 minutes (25 miles) from Winter Park and Fraser. See map.
The activities are endless in the summer: hiking, fishing, biking, scenic drives, camping, and climbing and mountaineering. There is something at the park for everyone especially the kids. Activities in the winter are a bit more limited but just as fun if not more. And in the fall the buggling elk are something to behold. The park is open everyday of the year!
Park entrance fees are $20 per car and $10 per person on motorcycles, bicycles, mopeds and scooters. There are also camping fees for overnight stays.
A wonderful day trip can be had driving to Grand Lake for breakfast then a nice drive thru the park with a late lunch in Estes Park and a return trip back to Winter Park for dinner.