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Top 10] Best Things To Do in Rocky Mountain National Park

By: Sahil Luthra

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Trail Ridge Road

You will have the whole sweep of the Rockies before you in all directions." Trail Ridge Road was a sensation when it debuted back in 1932 and it remains so today for the travelers that make the 48-mile drive from Estes Park to Grand Lake 

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

The Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is open year-round, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., though it operates on reduced hours in the fall, winter and spring. It is free to access with park admission. For more information 

Downtown Estes Park

The primary appeal of Estes Park is the surrounding wilderness, and one of the best ways to take in the area is via a horseback riding tour. Climbing and rafting excursions round out the options offered out of downtown Estes Park. 

Bear Lake

Travelers that hike Bear Lake's entire perimeter will also be rewarded with majestic views of Hallett Peak and Half Mountain 

Emerald Lake Trail

Recent travelers recommended getting to the trailhead early to avoid crowded conditions on this popular trail. Also, unless you're visiting in the summer 

Moraine Park Museum

The museum's elevation of roughly 81,000 feet means it provides an unbeatable perch from which to take in the surrounding views.  

Old Fall River Road

The 11-mile-long, one-way route climbs uphill from Horseshoe Park to Fall River Pass, while numerous switchbacks, primarily gravel terrain and an absence of guardrails keep the speed limit at 15 mph. 

Holzwarth Historic Site

The family moved to the Rockies in 1917 and made money performing tasks like ice cutting (for refrigeration) and milling lumber. Following the opening of Fall River Road 

Longs Peak

The arduous trek requires a significant amount of planning, as the 15-mile round-trip hike takes between 10 and 15 hours to complete. The most popular path to the peak is the Keyhole Route 

Cub Lake Trail

In fact, many visitors recount seeing moose and other animals among the area's fauna. Past hikers frequently suggest bringing bug spray, as the mosquitos are relentless in some areas.  

this lake features crystal clear waters framed by towering mountain peaks. However, accessing Mills Lake requires a moderately difficult out-and-back hike 

Mills Lake

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