Rocky Mountain National Park
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About the Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is an American national park located approximately 76 mi northwest of Denver International Airport in north-central Colorado, within the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The main features of the park include mountains, alpine lakes and a wide variety of wildlife, The Park is home to many species of animals, including nearly seventy mammals and almost three hundred species of birds. This diversity is due to the park’s varying topography, which creates a variety of habitats.
Trails to the Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the highest national parks in the nation, with elevations from 7,860 to 14,259 feet, the highest point of which is Longs Peak. Trail Ridge Road is the highest paved through-road in the country, with a peak elevation of 12,183 feet. Sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet (3,658 m) high provide scenic vistas. On the north side of the park, the Mummy Range contains a number of thirteener peaks, including Hagues Peak, Mummy Mountain, Fairchild Mountain, Ypsilon Mountain, and Mount Chiquita.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks For Rocky Mountain National Park
1) Hike To Dream Lake
Hiking to Dream Lake is one of the popular destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is one of the most-photographed lakes and is also noted for its winter snowshoeing. This 2.2-mile, out-and-back hike begins at the Bear Lake trailhead and passes Nymph Lake along the way. At daybreak, Dream Lake is a vision straight out of a fairy tale, the light from the east illuminates the stone face and crags of Hallet, and Dream Lake returns the favor by mirroring its image in her waters.
Plenty of photo opportunities, so get your camera ready.
2) Climb Longs Peak Keyhole Route
The Keyhole Route is not a hike. It is a climb that crosses enormous sheer vertical rock faces, often with falling rocks, requiring scrambling, where an unroped fall would likely be fatal. The route has narrow ledges, loose rock, and steep cliffs. This 8 mi (13 km) one-way climb has an elevation gain of 4,850 ft (1,480 m). The vast east face, including the area known as The Diamond, is home to many classic big wall rock climbing routes. For those who are prepared, the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak, is an extraordinary climbing experience!
Many of the highest peaks have technical ice and rock routes on them, ranging from short scrambles to long multi-pitch climbs. Disregard for the mountain environment any time of year has meant danger, injury and even death.
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3) Expect Variable Weather
Rocky Mountain National Park has a Subarctic climate with cool summers and year round precipitation. Winter month from Dec to Mar with cold weather, deep snow at higher elevations, Spring month from April–May, weather unpredictable, with a mix of warm sunny days and cool days with heavy snow and rain. Summer month from Jun–Aug with warmer weather, thunderstorms, and wildflowers. Fall month from Sep–Nov with crisp air, blue skies and fall colors.
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