Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, photo by Mav
Rocky Mountain National Park (photo by Mav)
 

Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the Front Range region of Colorado, 75 miles northwest of Denver.

Most areas of the park lie above 9,000 feet with the highest mountains over 14,000 feet.

The Continental Divide cuts almost directly through the center of the park, creating two areas with very different landscapes – a drier and heavily glaciated eastern side, and a wetter, more forested western side.

Both areas offer excellent high altitude alpine hiking, backpacking and rock climbing as well as opportunities for spotting wildlife.

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River Spruce Cabins

Situated in Estes Park in the Colorado Region, 48 km from Harmony, River Spruce Cabins features a barbecue and terrace. Boulder is 45 km away. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is a seating and/or dining area in some... Average score from 751 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$165

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Lone Eagle Lodge

Rocky Mountain National Park is 2 miles from this Grand Lake motel. Free Wi-Fi is featured in all rooms. Cable TV with ESPN is available in all guest rooms at the Lone Eagle Lodge. Average score from 134 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$89 - $120

 
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The Historic Crag's Lodge By Diamond Resorts

Situated on the north side of Prospect Mountain, this lodge in Estes Park, Colorado features studios with kitchenette facilities. It offers guests free wired internet. A seasonal outdoor pool and a year round hot tub are located on-site. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$89 - $299

 
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Appenzell Inn

Located just 6 km from Rocky Mountain National Park, this non-smoking Swiss-inspired Estes Park mountain inn offers uniquely-decorated rooms with free WiFi. A restaurant is located on site. Average score from 631 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$110

 
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Western Riviera Lakeside Lodging

Overlooking Grand Lake, this motel offers a lower terrace with tables and umbrellas, and the upper balcony has chairs outside the guest room. The cottages offer a shared deck with picnic tables and BBQ facilities. Average score from 98 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$90

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
The Golden Leaf Inn

The Golden Leaf Inn

Featuring a hot tub for guest relaxation, this bed and breakfast is 20 minutesā€™ drive from Rocky Mountain National Park. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms offer a patio with a view. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$158

 
$1589.7
Pine Haven Resort

Pine Haven Resort

Featuring a private hiking rail into Rocky Mountain National Park, Pine Haven Resort is located in Estes Park. Free WiFi access is available. Guests can relax in a hot tub. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$159

 
$1599.7
Solitude Cabins

Solitude Cabins

Offering a hot tub, this holiday home is located in Estes Park. Guests can enjoy a balcony with lake and mountain views. Rocky Mountain National Park is 25 minutesā€™ drive from the holiday home. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$195

 
$1959.5
Wildwood Inn

Wildwood Inn

Offering a full service day spa, this inn is less than 1 mile from Rocky Mountain National Park. All rooms feature a private balcony. A sauna is available on site. Average score from 154 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$119

 
$1199.2
Silver Moon Inn

Silver Moon Inn

Situated on the banks of the Fall River, this hotel is 6 km away from Rocky Mountain National Park. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub and serves a daily continental breakfast. Average score from 239 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$127

 
$1279.2
Beaver Brook on the River

Beaver Brook on the River

Beaver Brook on the River is 5 minutes' drive from Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home. A balcony with 2 hot tubs is available for guest relaxation. Average score from 95 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$143

 
$1439.2
Appenzell Inn

Appenzell Inn

Located just 6 km from Rocky Mountain National Park, this non-smoking Swiss-inspired Estes Park mountain inn offers uniquely-decorated rooms with free WiFi. A restaurant is located on site. Average score from 631 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$110

 
$1109.0
Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

Featuring a heated outdoor pool, this seasonal motel is 5 minutesā€™ drive from Rocky Mountain National Park. All rooms offer free dedicated high-speed WiFi. Guests can enjoy a restaurant on site. Average score from 191 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$125

 
$1259.0
Longs Peak 111 Apartment

Longs Peak 111 Apartment

Longs Peak 111 Apartment offers pet-friendly accommodation in Estes Park, 44 km from Harmony and 46 km from Boulder. The unit is 39 km from Loveland. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. There is a seating area, a dining area and a... Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$190

$1908.9
River Spruce Cabins

River Spruce Cabins

Situated in Estes Park in the Colorado Region, 48 km from Harmony, River Spruce Cabins features a barbecue and terrace. Boulder is 45 km away. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is a seating and/or dining area in some... Average score from 751 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$165

$1658.8
Gateway Inn and Conference Center

Gateway Inn and Conference Center

Offering a terrace and views of the mountain, Gateway Inn and Conference Center is situated in Grand Lake, 58 km from Estes Park. The hotel has a hot tub and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 117 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$121

 
$1218.5
WorldMark Estes Park

WorldMark Estes Park

Located on the Thompson River, this aparthotel features 3 outdoor hot tubs. Apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen and separate dining area. Lake Estes is 10 minutesā€™ drive away. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$139

 
$1398.4
Mary's Lake Lodge

Mary's Lake Lodge

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Mary's Lake Lodge is set in Estes Park, 46 km from Harmony. Boulder is 42 km from the property. Each unit features a private bathroom with a bath. Towels are available. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$149

 
$1498.3
Peak to Peak Lodge

Peak to Peak Lodge

Located 5 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, this Estes Park, Colorado motel features a heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Peak to Peak Lodge offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 444 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$140

 
$1408.2
The Estes Park Resort

The Estes Park Resort

Situated on 5 acres in Estes Park, Colorado, this lake front resort boasts an on-site restaurant and spa. An indoor pool and hot tub are available. Free WiFi is included in each comfortably furnished room. Average score from 225 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$169 - $249

 
$1698.0
Longs Peak 113 Apartment

Longs Peak 113 Apartment

Located in Estes Park, this apartment features an outdoor pool. The property is 44 km from Harmony and free private parking is available. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$190

$190-
Elkhorn 112 Apartment

Elkhorn 112 Apartment

Elkhorn 112 Apartment offers accommodation in Estes Park, 44 km from Harmony and 46 km from Boulder. The property is 39 km from Loveland and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$198

$198-

Highlights:

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Natural
Alpine Mountains
The park's mountains lie on the Continental Divide, separating the park into two distinct regions. The eastern and more developed side of the park is dominated by striking valleys and cirques that were formed through heavy glaciation and is a good starting point for first-time visitors. The western side is wetter, heavily forested and less developed.
Hiking and Trekking
The park offers 359 miles of trail to hikers, backpackers and horseback riders. Difficulty levels range from the half mile wheelchair accessible jaunt around Bear Lake to the backbreaking 'Mummy Kill', recommended only for those with years of mountaineering experience. Many of the trails in the Eastern Part of the Park can be reached via shuttle buses.
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