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Rocky Mountain National Park

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"Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance Information Between May and October, unless you plan to enter the park before 5 am, you will need to obtain a timed entry reservation for Bear Lake Road (“Park Access+”). You can read more about the timed entry requirements on the official park website here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/timed-entry-permit-system.htm During weekends or peak summer days, parking can be very challenging at Bear Lake Trailhead, where today’s hike will begin. Consider reserving a spot on the park shuttle to avoid the hassel of waiting for parking at the trailhead. You can find more information about the Rocky Mountain National Park hiker’s shuttle here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses-and-public-transit.htm In addition to your timed entry reservation, you will also need to pay the entrance fee for the park, which is a separate process from the timed entry permit. Because this 10-day Colorado Utah road trip itinerary has you visiting 8 national parks and monuments, I recommend buying a National Park Pass (also called the America the Beautiful Pass or interagency pass). The pass is good for a full year from the time you order it and gives you access at no additional cost to over 10,000 NPS-managed sites across the United States. The pass is $80, so it will pay for itself during this road trip. >> Buy your National Parks Pass on REI here: https://www.rei.com/product/222602/america-the-beautiful-pass-20232024?cm_mmc=aff_AL-_-235897-_-295109-_-NA&avad=295109_c3271209d"
"Experience the breathtaking beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park, where majestic peaks, alpine lakes, and diverse wildlife await. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, this park offers endless opportunities for hiking, camping, and scenic drives. Whether you're exploring the trails or simply soaking in the stunning vistas, Rocky Mountain National Park promises unforgettable adventures. Visit and let the awe-inspiring landscapes captivate your spirit."
"Rocky Mountain National Park is an hour and a half drive from Denver and is packed with beautiful landscapes. If you have a free night or two, I would recommend staying in Estes Park and exploring the Rockies in your free time. There is enough to keep you occupied for months, and the Rockies are home to some of the best mountains in the world."

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