Do you enjoy the outdoors? Colorado has some of the most beautiful landscapes the United States has to offer, with high mountains, rushing rivers, and remarkable lakes. The song “America the Beautiful” was even inspired by Colorado, particularly its “purple mountain majesties”! One of the best places in all of Colorado to witness its natural beauty is Rocky Mountain National Park.
Covering 416 square miles of land northeast of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park offers both the casual and the extreme outdoors enthusiast countless activities. Camping, fishing and hiking are popular things to do, often at Lake Granby, the second largest lake in Colorado. Treks into the wilderness, whether independent or led by a knowledgeable ranger, often cross paths with some of the park’s residents, such as elk or bighorn sheep. Visitors that prefer to feel the wind on their faces can rent bikes or go horseback riding, while mountain climbers will find over 60 mountains over 12,000 feet to scale. Of these, the famous Longs Peak is the tallest at over 14,000 feet!
Colorado offers over 300 days of sunshine per year, giving tourists plenty of opportunities to escape the city and discover the inspiring wonder of Rocky Mountain National Park. It is incredible places like these that brought in 57.9 million tourists to Colorado in 2011 alone! That many people can’t be wrong – find your way to Colorado and visit Rocky Mountain National Park while you’re here!
Learn more about Rocky Mountain National Park here!