Places to Visit: Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-see destination if you plan on visiting the Steamboat Springs area anytime soon. The park was formed on January 26, 1915 and is a living showcase of the amazing beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Read More

The best thing about Rocky Mountain National Park is the fact that you can see elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, black bears, coyotes, cougars, eagles, hawks, and tons of other animals roaming the wilderness up close and personal. This is a delight for all ages to enjoy. If you love wildflowers you won't be disappointed when June and July swing around. This is when the area becomes full of splendid color. In the autumn you can enjoy a picnic under the aspens as they change color, or simply breathe in the fresh air. There are tons of trails for hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders. Fly-fishers, bird-watchers, and photographers won't be disappointed either. When the winter season arrives, snowshoers and cross-country skiers will have a blast.

The park boasts 60 peaks that rise to a height more than 12,000 feet in the air. If you visit between Memorial Day and the end of fall you will have a chance to see the peaks up close by driving over Trail Ridge Road. The road itself drives up to 12,183 feet, making it the highest continuous paved road in the country.

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