Helpful Hiking Resources

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? 

Some of our favorites include Gem Lake, Cub Lake, The Pool, Hermit Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Hollowell Park, and Copeland Falls. Read more…

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  and the books Rocky Mountain National Park, The Complete Hiking Guide by Lisa Foster and Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park: The Essential Guide by Erik Stensland.

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

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. Check with the park service for trail conditions before heading out in winter conditions. I wrote a post about 9 Winter Hikes in Estes Park, Colorado and our Estes Park Winter Bucket List.

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.

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