Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Address:1000 Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Size: 265,828 acres.
Established: Established on January 26, 1915. Wilderness designated on December 22, 1980. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1976.
Location:In north-central Colorado, two hours by car from Denver. Accessible via US 34, US 36, and CO 7 from the east, and US 34 from the west.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail (é). Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, auto touring, wildlife viewing, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:The park's rich scenery, typifying the massive grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, is accessible by Trail Ridge Road, the highest road in any US National Park (12,183'), which crosses the Continental Divide. Peaks towering more than 14,000 feet shadow wildlife and wildflowers in these 415 square miles of the Rockies. Park features 360 miles of trails, offering endless opportunities to hikers, backpackers and horseback riders.Trail Ridge,

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