Helpful Hiking Resources

What hikes are near Bear Lake?

The park service has guides with information about hikes near Bear Lake for both Summer and Winter seasons. Click the following links for more details: Bear Lake Summer Trails Guide: and Bear Lake Winters Trails Guide

Where are the park entrances in Rocky Mountain National Park?

The park services lists the entrance stations and information about their visitors centers online. Click the following link for more details: Entrance Stations and Visitors Centers

What are some lower elevation hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park? 

The park service charts the elevation information and distances for several great hiking destinations online. Click the following link to learn more: Rocky Mountain National Park Mileages and Elevations

How much does it cost to get into Rocky Mountain National Park?

Fees to enter into Rocky Mountain National Park depend on the amount of time you plan on spending in the park. Our family purchased an America the Beautiful annual pass that gets us into all the National Parks and other federal recreation sites. You can learn more about RMNP fees online by clicking the following link: Fees and Passes

Where can I get detailed hike information? 

Our favorite resources to learn more about hikes are the website Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails.com  and the book Rocky Mountain National Park, The Complete Hiking Guide by Lisa Foster

Does Rocky Mountain National Park have a shuttle system? 

Yes, RMNP has a shuttle system in some high-traffic areas of the park. You can learn more by clicking the following link: Shuttle Bus Routes

What hikes are in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park?

The park service has guides with information about hikes in the Wild Basin area. You can learn more by clicking the following link: Wild Basin Area Trails

Can you hike in the winter in Rocky Mountain National Park? 

Yes, we’ve enjoyed hiking during the Winter in RMNP. We’ve rented snowshoes at local shops and purchased Yaktraxs for slippery conditions. The park service has a list of recommended hikes to enjoy in the Winter. Click the following to learn more. Winter Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Can babies and children get altitude sickness?

Before visiting high elevation, please talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns you have. It’s your responsibility to be safe and I’m not an expert. Everything I’ve read says that yes, children can get altitude sickness just like adults. We’ve been lucky to have very little issues with our children but other family members have experienced a variety of symptoms including dizziness, head aches, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing, passing out, etc. It’s important to take it slow, acclimate, and stay hydrated. Keep in mind that young children and babies can’t tell you how they are feeling.