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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Rocky Mountain National Park RV Vacations

The Colorado Rockies offer miles and miles of spectacular views. You will experience a special world of starry nights and plenty of outdoor fun in the daylight hours.



Taking an RV vacation to Rocky Mountain National Park puts you in the world of superlatives, just like the National Park Service claims. Enjoying this park means you are in tune with Mother Nature and are witnessing firsthand some of the wonders she has produced over the millennia.


RV Camping in the Park


You will be right at home by parking your RV in one of the campgrounds within Rocky Mountain National Park. Although none of the campgrounds have hookups for electric, water or sewer, there are a number of advantages to camping right where the action is. Below are a few recommended campgrounds for RV motorhomes.


Moraine Park Campground: This campground is open all year. You will need reservations from May to October; otherwise it is first come, first served.


·         RV length limit 40 feet

·         Ice sold on-site

·         Shuttle bus access

·         Many trails from campground

Timber Creek Campground: This campground is open all year. No reservations are needed.

·         RV length limit 30 feet

·         Located along the Colorado River

·         8900 feet elevation

Aspenglen Campground: This campground is open from May to September. Reservations are recommended.

·         RV length limit 30 feet

·         Ice sold on-site

·         Generators allowed on C Loop

·         8200 feet elevation



On Your First Trip to Rocky Mountain National Park


The best known scenic drive through the park is Trail Ridge Road. You will have panoramic views in all directions as you travel this byway that dissects the park from east to west. You can start your 48-mile drive from Grand Lake on the west side of the park or in Estes Park on the east side. The highest point of the drive is 12,183 feet. Stop at the magnificent pullovers where you can get out and breathe that fresh mountain air. There is nothing like it!


Any season is a great season to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. All visitors should plan ahead, making any reservations necessary, such as in the campground of your choice. Some don’t require reservations however. You must remember that you will be at a very high elevation when you come. You shouldn’t immediately start any strenuous activity until you become acclimated.


The “father of Rocky Mountain Park” is Enos Mills, arriving in the region as a child and spending his younger years traveling and exploring the surrounding mountainsides and forests. He became a naturalist and promoted the park through books and pamphlets, helping to secure this area as a National Park in 1915.



Things to Do While You’re Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park


Outdoor enthusiasts love spending time in Rocky Mountain Park. But anyone enjoys the incredible wonders of the Rockies. There is something for anyone of any age and any preference. Just a few of the things you can put on your itinerary for your visit are:


Wildlife Watching – Observing wildlife in their natural habitat is a thrilling experience. You will see elk, coyotes, bighorn sheep and badgers in your travels. It is hard to spot otters but they are living and thriving in the Colorado River. Watch for marmots in rocky areas, pikas in piles of rocks and mule deer everywhere.


Fishing – Fish the streams and lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park to catch some cutthroat trout, rainbow trout or brown trout. You’ll also find good-sized brook trout. Sometimes you may be able to catch a sucker.


Hiking – If you are fit and have become acclimated to the high elevations, you can take to any of the 355 hiking trails within the park. Choose the level of difficulty with care. Some are just strolls while others are steep climbs.


Drive Old Fall River Road – This scenic route is a gravel one-way uphill climb and not for RVs, but if you have pulled your car along with you or have a motorcycle, it is an ideal side trip on an unbelievable road of switchbacks, alpine scenery and subalpine forests.


Holzwarth Historic Site – Here you will see where guests in 1920 paid two dollars a day for room and board to visit the Rockies. The buildings are restored and provide a view of how life was lived in primitive homestead style. You can visit this site all year, but only access the interiors of the buildings in spring, summer and fall.


Beaver Meadows Visitor Center – Be sure to stop here and get a ranger to give you advice on what you can do while in Rocky Mountain National Park. There is a twenty-minute film you can watch that gives a lot of interesting information about the park, too.



Where to Find More Information for Your Visit


Visit Rocky Mountain National Park home page to find information on operating hours, seasons and current road conditions. For suggested hiking trails, you can view Rocky Mountain National Park’s hiking page to see the best trails for your level of skill. If coming in the cold months of the year, find out all the winter activities available at Rocky Mountain National Park.


Visiting nearby communities is always fun as you see the lifestyles of the mountain folk. Estes Park is a wonderful place to shop, dine and stroll before or after you see the park.



El Monte RV Locations near Rocky Mountain National Park


Our El Monte RV location in Louviers, Colorado is only about one hour from Denver International Airport (DEN). After you fly in, you can come on over to El Monte RV and pick up your RV motorhome. It is just a short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park and all the wonders that await you there. Call us right now at (888) 337-2214 and we’ll reserve the RV motorhome of your choice.



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