This special centennial celebration will be marked by a calendar of events including guest speakers, art exhibitions, guided tours and more. To get the full schedule of planned events at Rocky Mountain National Park, click here.
We firmly believe that Rocky Mountain National Park is one of Colorado’s special treasures, and highly recommend putting it on your Winter Park to-do list.
The west entrance to the park is a located just 45 minutes north-west of Winter Park, just past the town of Grand Lake (well worth a visit in itself).
Spanning 415 square miles of breathtaking mountain wilderness, Rocky Mountain Park offers 300 miles of hiking trails spider webbing off of the infamous Trail Ridge Road which crests at 12,000 feet.
Sightings of large herds of elk, deer, moose are commonplace (even from the road), and offer budding photographers spectacular images against a back drop of dramatic alpine peaks. A short hike from any of the parking areas will transport you to your own private wilderness where you can encounter yet more wildlife, and an untouched landscape of natural meadows, rivers and forest.
Normal entrance fees to Rocky Mountain National Park are $20 per vehicle, and the pass can be used for a full 7 days from the day of purchase. Pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles & mopeds are admitted for just $10, with the same 7 day revisit allowance.
Special calendar dates enjoy special benefits at Rocky Mountain National Park, including free admission days. August 25th marks the National Park Service’s 98th Birthday, and offers free entry to all National Parks, including Rocky Mountain.
We think this is a perfect opportunity for our guests to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, and are offering a special lodging deal to help you extend the weekend, and enjoy a day in the park this August 25th, 2014.
Sarah August 7th, 2014