Boulder is just an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. Now that the weather is great, it’s the ideal time to visit one of the country’s most stunning national parks. There is no reservation system, making it extremely convenient to visit.

The 415 square miles (265,807 acres) of Rocky Mountain National Park encompass a spectacular range of mountain environments. There is something for everyone to discover, from meadows in the montane life zone to glistening lakes in the subalpine zone and mountain peaks in the alpine zone.Explore over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible wildlife viewing along the way.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Picture taken from the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.

photo credit: Steve Jones