Top Reasons to Go
Awesome ascents: Seasoned climbers can trek to the summit of 14,259-foot Longs Peak or attack the rounded granite domes of Lumpy Ridge. Novices can summit Twin Sisters Peaks or Mount Ida, both reaching more than 11,000 feet.
Continental Divide: Straddle this great divide, which cuts through the western part of the park, separating water's flow to either the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean.
Gorgeous scenery: Peer out over more than 100 lakes, gaze up at majestic mountain peaks, and soak in the splendor of lush wetlands, pine-scented woods, forests of spruce and fir, and alpine tundra in the park’s four distinct ecosystems.
More than 355 miles of trails: Hike on dozens of marked trails, from easy lakeside strolls to strenuous mountain climbs.
Wildlife viewing: Spot elk and bighorn sheep, along with moose, otters, and more than 280 species of birds.
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