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Rocky Mountain National Park

This national treasure is filled with more than 100 peaks, wildlife, wildflowers, reservoirs, and adventures. Rocky Mountain National Park has incredible hikes for all levels from flat scenic walks to multi-day back packing trips. Although hiking may be the most common past time, it is not the only adventure you can embark in. You’ll find horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, four-wheeling, fishing, and rafting.

Rocky Mountain National Park is the place to stay if you are looking for wilderness camping under the stars, and there are additional accommodations in the surrounding communities of Grand Lake and Estes Park. AVA offers trips customized hiking and backpacking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park that will allow you to enjoy your surroundings and not worry about the nitty-gritty details. If you are willing to travel a little farther, you can raft, zipline, via ferrata, SUP, kayak, fly fishing and more!

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Rocky Mountain National Park hiking & other activities

You could spend months in Rocky Mountain National Park and not see and do it all! Our local experts can help you make the most out of your trip. We have options for everyone: from day hikes, to overnights. Surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, you’ll find world renowned hiking, gold medal fly fishing, horseback riding, wildlife sightings, camping and more. 

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What is the closest rafting to RMNP?

There is rafting all over the state of colorado but the closest places to raft from rocky mountain national park are the Upper Colorado River, Clear Creek Canyon, and the Cache le Poudre.

What is the closest ziplining to RMNP?

Best location for ziplining close to Rocky Mountain National Park is based in Idaho Springs. You can enjoy a number of aerial tours in Idaho Springs just 1 hour from RMNP.

What are the best hikes in RMNP?

There are many hikes from lakes and waterfalls to 14ers available at Rocky Mountain National Park. Mt. Ida is one of the most popular with beautiful summit views, wildlife, and challenging terrain.

When is the best time to visit RMNP?

From May until October the best times to visit the park. If you want to avoid the summer crowds and still have nice weather, late May to early June is a great time to visit.

What is the best way to get around RMNP?

The best way to explore to RMNP is by foot. We recommend guided hikes so you get farther away and explore the unseen parts of the park. Renting a car is the best way to get to and from the park.

What activities can you do in RMNP?

Besides the hiking and scenic drives, the park offers fishing in many lakes. For the animal lovers, horseback riding is also available in two stables around the park.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Trip Tips

What activities can kids do in Rocky Mountain National Park?

Kids as young as 7 can go on day hikes. Kids as young as 10 can go on overnight hikes and camp. Kids as young as 2 can go rafting on the upper Colorado river just 40 minutes from RMNP.

What is the best rafting near Rocky Mountain National Park?

The most fun and safe rafting near RMNP is on the Upper Colorado River near Kremmling, which is only 40 minutes from RMNP. This class 2 rafting is great for those wanting to take in the scenery and learn about the geological phenomenons in the area.

How long should you visit Rocky Mountain National Park for?

Spend more then a half day at Rocky Mountain National Park in order to get past the most popular areas and explore more hidden corners of the park. We think 1-3 days is the best time frame to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

What should you bring to Rocky Mountain National Park?

Always bring layers because very warm days, can turn into afternoon storms and cool nights. Pack sturdy hiking boots and hiking socks to stay comfortable, and don't forget the sunscreen, water bottle, snacks, and your camera.

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Top Outdoor Activities Near Rocky Mountain National Park

  • hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

    There is plenty of great hiking throughout the park. Having an experienced guide along with you is what sets these trips apart from solo adventures. They know how to ditch the crowds in the popular areas of the park and help you truly enjoy everything the backcountry has to offer. Learn more about hiking.

  • ZIPLINING NEAR Rocky Mountain National Park

    Cliffside ziplining in Idaho Springs, Colorado is a great option for flying through the RMNP. This zipline adventure is integrated into the cliffside where you will zip above the trees, and go through mountain top obstacles. It is located 1.5 hours from RMNP and right on your way to Denver. Learn more about ziplining.

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ACTIVITY OPTIONS BASED ON LOCATION

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Kremmling, Colorado is located 2 hours north west from Denver, Colorado. 

Activities:

  1. Upper Colorado Rafting Trips
  2. Stand Up Padddle Boards
  3. Inflatable Kayaks
  4. Fly Fishing Trips
  5. River & Rafting Gear Rentals
  6. Off-Roading UTV Rentals
  7. Horseback riding
  8.  Guided Hiking
  9. Overnight and Multi-day Adventures

Breckenridge, Colorado is located 1 hour and 30 minutes west of Denver, Colorado

Activities:

  1. Blue River Rafting
  2. Hot Air balloons

WILLING TO VENTURE A LITTLE FARTHER

We have a lot of outdoor activities all over the state of Colorado. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the Rocky Mountains once of these locations may be the best option for you. 

Buena Vista, Colorado located 2 hours and 15 minutes southwest of Denver. 

Activities:

  1. Arkansas River Rafting
  2. Mountain Top Ziplining
  3. Granite Via Ferrata
  4. Rock Climbing
  5. Overnight & Multi-day Adventures
  6. Horseback Riding
  7. Lodging: Cabins and Campsites

Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 30 minutes west of Denver, Colorado. 

Activities:

  • Clear Creek Canyon Rafting
  • Cliffside Ziplining
  • Mount Evans Via Ferrata

Gerogetown, Colorado, is located 45 mintues west of Denver just past Idaho Springs. 

Activities:

  • Georgetown Loops Train Ride
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