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Rock Mountain National park by car

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Rock Mountain National park by car

Please advice. We do not like very long walks. 

It's easy to explore the Rock Mountain National park by car?

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1. Re: Rock Mountain National park by car

One of the many great things about Rocky Mountain National Park is how very accessible it is. You can see amazing scenery and wildlife without ever leaving your car. There are trails suitable for all levels of ability. Some of the favorite trails are less than a mile round trip and it will certainly enhance your trip to take a few short, easy walks. To make the most of your time in RMNP, plan to visit when Trail Ridge Road is open as a through road between Estes Park and Grand Lake. The park tries to have the road open by the Friday before Memorial Day which will be May 23, 2014.

There are numerous overlooks, pulloffs and picnic areas from which to enjoy RMNP.

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2. Re: Rock Mountain National park by car

Elisa - my son and I spent a Saturday in September 2013 making a day trip from Denver to RMNP. Here is a link to our tirp report. Other than our hike to Adams Falls before we entered the park, we were never more than 400 meters from our car. You can see all that we did and saw in and outside RMNP

We were on a college visit in Denver and stayed an extra day to make this trip. We wish we could have done more - and maybe we will get back and so more some day. But you can see a lot in RMNP without venturing far from your car.

We ran out of daylight and energy. Wish we could have come in July with longer days and spent a night or two in Estes Park or Grand Lake.

There are some great locals on this board - you've already had a response from one of them.


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