Rocky Mountain National Park


Rocky Mountain National Park is a national park located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the north-central region of the state of Colorado, United States. The park covers an area of 415 square miles (1,074 sq km) and includes the Continental Divide, alpine lakes, forests, and diverse wildlife. The park’s highest peak is Longs Peak at 14,259 feet (4,346 m) above sea level. The park is well known for the scenic Trail Ridge Road, which reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet (3,713 m) and offers views of the surrounding mountain ranges and wildlife. The park has more than 300 miles (480 km) of hiking trails, including the popular hike to the summit of Longs Peak, which is a challenging 14-mile round trip hike. The park also offers opportunities for backpacking, camping, fishing, and wildlife watching.



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