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If you have never been to this park, get here! Always beautiful, and lots to do. If your a trail hiker its a dream come true, but be careful because some hikes are harder then others. Wear good shoes, have water, food etc. Check with...More
My wife and I drove from Boulder to Estate Park and then through the Rocky Mountain National Park recently. There were many impressive scenes. As we drove higher and higher (up above the tree line at about 11,000 feet), the road stopped having a rail...More
My wife, two year old son, and I live in Denver but play in the mountains. We've lived here for five years and are still exploring the Rockies almost every weekend. Estes Park is the Eastern entrance into the Park while Grand Lake is the...More
this is a must see for everyone in their lifetime. I have been 4 times now and could go back every year. It's a different experience each time. I always thought I was a beach girl, but the mountains have definitely stolen a piece of...More
The Rockies are always spectacular, especially this time of year. The Aspens are starting to turn yellow and the animals start to migrate down for the winter, so we saw lots of elk today. The skies are just a incredible shade of blue and the...More
I cannot say enough about this park. We stayed in grand lake and visited 3 times in 4 days! If you are there longer than a day, go ahead and get the week pass. The elk and moose viewing were amazing. We will return next...More
This is a beautiful park to visit, justifiably famous for its mountain scenery.
Whilst you could get an overview of the park in a single day, better to plan for two or more, especially if you want to enjoy some hiking.
Good to start with...More
The National Park was the first of many on our visit. We had obtained an annual Pass for just under $100 and had to show this and photo ID to access the park. We had a wonderful two hours driving the Trail Road stopping periodically...More
Response from Richard R | Reviewed this property |
Greetings Crysthgr, I am going to assume you are going to enter the park from the east and exit on the west. The park is very, very crowded Friday, Saturday and Sunday and parking is a major pain. So here is a Monday through... More
Greetings Crysthgr, I am going to assume you are going to enter the park from the east and exit on the west. The park is very, very crowded Friday, Saturday and Sunday and parking is a major pain. So here is a Monday through Thursday idea. You can get to 4 waterfalls with the following strategy. You must get into the park by 7:00 AM. This will get you a parking space at Glacier Gorge parking. There is a short Hike up to Alberta Falls that will take you about 1 to 1.5 hours round trip. From Alberta Falls you will drive to the Alluvial Fan in Endo Valley. There is a waterfall at the mouth of Roaring Valley where the Roaring River comes out above the fan. Next you drive up Old Fall River Road (dirt, one way up - once you start you must go to the top) to Chasm Falls (1.5 miles with a 200 foot walk to the falls). Then you drive to the West Side and leave the park through the Kawuneeche entrance. Drive to Grand Lake and take the road to the east end of the lake. There is a very short trail to Adams Falls (not the best falls of the four). This itinerary should use up all 5 hours. If you are entering and leaving from the east side, then drive up Old Fall River Road, skip the west side and come back down the paved road to Estes Park. That will get you three falls. Let me know if you have any additional questions. I work in the park at the Moraine Park Discovery Center. Have a good one. Cheers, Rich