Rocky Mountain National Park Backpacking and Hiking Trails - Backpacker

Rocky Mountain National Park

visit rocky mountain national park

Elk are common sights in parts of the park.

Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park is the best way to experience this Colorado park's many faces. To some it is an peak-bagging paradise; to others it is a backpacker's best friend. With 349 miles of Rocky Mountain trail to explore, you will have more than enough variety to decide for yourself. Stop by the park's favorite hikes to get a glimpse into our local park. Or make it a stop along the way as you trek along the Continental Divide Trail, which runs across the park.

 No matter where you go, mountains will not be far behind; Front Range peaks dot the landscape in every direction, with 14,000-foot Long's Peak towering over them all.