How To Spend 4-5 Days In The Rocky Mountain NP, CO
RMNP is divided into two areas - Estes Park and Grand Lake. Most of the hiking is in Estes Park
Drive the Trail Ridge Road which links the east and west sides of the park. It’s very windy and scenic so can take half a day
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Bear Lake is the starting point for many hikes in Estes Park and is an easy walk from the car park
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Hike to Sky Pond. This hike takes you past a few alpine lakes and stunning scenery everywhere
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Distance: 9 miles return. Difficulty: hard
The hike to Mills Lake is another RMNP favourite
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Distance: 5.6 miles return. Difficulty: moderate
Another stunning and easy hike is to Emerald Lake where you also pass Dream Lake
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Distance: 3.5 miles return. Difficulty: easy
Take the time to wildlife watch as RMNP is known for elk (use your zoom and keep your distance)
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Spend an afternoon wandering around the cute gateway town of Grand Lake
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While in Grand Lake stop by Sagebrush BBQ & Grill for a tasty dinner
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Enjoy RMNP and remember weather is unpredictable in the mountains so layer up!
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