Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Colorado and protects over a quarter of a million acres of the Rocky Mountain chain. The Continental Divide splits the park, resulting in the eastern and western portions of the park having different characteristics. The eastern portion of the park is typically drier and has glaciated peaks, while the western portion is typically wet and lush.
The park contains 359 miles of trails which provide great opportunities for family hiking. The hike to Cub Lake is a park favorite and the National Park Service provides a list of recommended hikes. There are five campgrounds which provide over 550 campsites for overnight stays.
Birding and wildlife viewing are also popular activities within the park. There are more than 280 bird species identified within the park. There are approximately 60 species of mammals, including big horn sheep, black bear and mountain lion.
The National Park Service provides several webcams of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Best Day Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park