Visit the Continental Divide and hike to your heart's content.
Rocky Mountain National Park is located in northern Colorado. Visitors often come to see the famous Continental Divide in the mountains. The mountainous landscape features forests and alpine tundra. You can take a scenic drive up Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Trail Ridge Road, in particular, has several overlooks and takes you up to 12,000 feet above sea level. The hiking trail surrounding Bear Lake offers views of the majestic peaks. Rock climbers should head to the Keyhole Route, which crosses vertical rock faces and leads up Longs Peak, the park’s tallest mountain.
With 415 square miles, you won't run out of things to see and do. You will truly feel like you're on top of the world at Rocky Mountain National Park. Be aware that weather patterns are extreme here, so be prepared for rain, even in the summer. Temperatures often drop between 10 and 20 degrees in the afternoon due to thunderstorms. In mid-September, you can expect to see the fall leaves start to change color. Trail Ridge Road is usually closed around mid-October, so there is limited time for guests to visit and enjoy the crisp air during the fall season. Enjoy the fresh mountain air at Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.