Rocky Mountain National Park Sights

Rocky Mountain has more than 1,000 archaeological sites and 150 buildings of historic significance; 47 of the buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is reserved for structures that tie in strongly to the park's history in terms of architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture. Most buildings at Rocky Mountain are done in the rustic style, a design preferred

by the National Park Service's first director, Stephen Mather, that works to incorporate nature into these man-made structures.

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Kawuneeche Visitor Center

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The only visitor center on the park's far west side, Kawuneeche has exhibits on the plant and animal life of the area, as well as a large...

Lulu City

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The remains of a few cabins are all that's left of this onetime silver-mining town, established around 1880. Reach it by hiking the 3.6-mile...

Old Fall River Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Nearly 100 years old and never more than 14 feet wide, this road stretches for 11 miles, from the park's east side to the Fall River...

Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway (Highways 119, 72, and 7), a 55-mile stretch that winds from Central City through Nederland...

Ranger Programs

  • Tour–Sight

Join in on free hikes, talks, and activities conducted by those who know the park best. Topics may include wildlife, geology, vegetation,...

Rocky Mountain Conservancy

  • Tour–Sight

Each year, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy sponsors more than 200 hands-on field institute adventures for adults and children on such...

Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The lookout, which gives you a 360-degree view of the surrounding peaks and lakes, was built in 1932 and was used to station watchmen...

Sprague Lake

  • Restaurant–Sight

With 27 tables and 16 pedestal grills, there's plenty of room for the whole gang at this alfresco dining spot. It's open year-round,...

Trail Ridge Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This is the park's star attraction and the world's highest continuous paved highway, topping out at 12,183 feet. The 48-mile road connects...

Wild Basin Area

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This section in the southeast region of the park consists of lovely expanses of subalpine forest punctuated by streams and lakes. The...


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