Rocky Mountain National Park near the Valhalla Resort
Rocky Mountain National Park is world famous for a reason. The beautiful views, wildlife, and unforgettable fresh mountain air are unbelievably wonderful. There is much to do in the park for people of all ages and activity levels. One must not forget comfortable shoes, clothing for all weather, binoculars, and a camera.
Many people enjoy fly-fishing or reel fishing in the many rivers and streams, hiking around lakes or on one of the many trails, horseback riding, mountain biking and scenic drives are only a handful of the exciting activites of the park. The scenic drives are a must because the drastic changes from the lowland meadows to the tundra are phenominal. The terrane at 12,000 feet are truly a sight to see! The different wildlife you will see in the park are also a huge draw for many.
There is a fee of $20 per vehicle for 7 consecutive days to get into the park. When you enter you will be given a map that will help you find all the splendors Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer.
There are also a number of visitor centers where you can learn about the park, purchase gifts and help plan your trip in the park
Alpine Visitor Center: At Fall River Pass at the junction of Trail Ridge and Old Fall River roads.
- May 22 - June 13: 10:30 - 4:30
- June 14 - September 7: 9:00 - 5:00
- September 8 - October 12: 10:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Located 11,796 feet! The winding road up will get your adrenaline pumping.
Beaver Meadows Visitor Center: On US Route 36, 3 miles from Estes Park
- Oct 26-April 25, 2009: 8-4:30
- April 26-June 13: 8-5
- June 14-Aug 29: 8-9
- Aug 30-Sep 7: 8-7
- Sep 8-Oct 24: 8-5
There is a short film about the park and there are rangers onsite who can help you plan your trip.
Fall River Visitor Center: on US Route 34 west of Estes park near the Fall River entrance. 970.586.1206
- Feb 1 - April 25: weekends only 9-4
- Nov 28-Dec 22, 24, 26, 29, Jan 2, Feb 16: 9-4
- April 26-Oct 24: opened daily 9-5
Children love this visitor center because of the discovery room and the life sized wildlife that are on display. There are rangers on site and a restaurant next door.
Whether you decide to find a private picnic table or a huge boulder overlooking a river, hike on a trail, or relax while fishing one of the many lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park will provide an exciting and awe-inspiring getaway. Make sure to view our many Estes Park cabins and book a vacation to remember. Our Rocky Mountain National Park lodging is conveniently located to many Estes Park activites.