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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Alpine Visitor Center

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At the top of Trail Ridge Road, this visitor center is open only when that road is navigable. The center also houses the park's only...


  • Tour–Sight

Professional writers, sculptors, composers, and visual and performing artists can stay in a rustic cabin for two weeks in summer while...

Bear Lake

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Thanks to its picturesque location, easy accessibility, and the good hiking trails nearby, this small alpine lake below Flattop Mountain...

Bear Lake Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 23-mile round-trip drive offers superlative views of Longs Peak (14,259-foot summit) and the glaciers surrounding Bear Lake, winding...

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Housing the park headquarters, this visitor center was designed by students of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin...


  • Restaurant–Sight

With 32 tables and 30 fire grates, this is the largest picnic area in the park. Here, you'll find aspen groves, nice views of Fall River...

Eugenia Mine

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A moderate, 1.4-mile hike through aspen and evergreen groves takes you to this abandoned mine, where there are some scattered tailings...

Fall River Visitor Center

  • Information Center

The Discovery Room, which houses everything from old ranger outfits to elk antlers, coyote pelts, and bighorn sheep skulls for hands-on...

Farview Curve Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At an elevation of 10,120 feet, this lookout affords a panoramic view of the Colorado River near its origin and the Grand Ditch, a water...

Forest Canyon Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Park at a dedicated lot to disembark on a wildflower-rich, 0.2-mile trail. Easy to access for all skill levels, this glacial valley overlook...


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