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About Rocky Mountain National Park
Campgrounds in Rocky Mountain
1. Moraine Park
Other campgrounds: take a note from Moraine Park because this is how it’s supposed to be done. There’s not a bad site here, so don’t worry about...
Move over elk, you know you gotta share this space with campers too. Aspen Glen Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park is a popular hangout for...
Glacier Basin Campground is one of the most popular places to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park, which should come as no surprise. The hike to...
Are you ready for high-elevation camping? Because Longs Peak Campground is way, way up there at 9,405 feet! If you come here to camp, you’re...
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Camped in 87, walk in. Was about the shortest walk of the ones near us. 88 was better, bigger area under canopy. One behind 87 offered more privacy, but longer walk and probably didn't have the views. Was a bit exposed to hot sun with minimal shade, but all the rocks and amazing views of Longs and Twin Sisters in the sunsets made it one of the best campsites, and frankly campgrounds we've stayed in. Short walk to nice bathroom with sinks for washing dishes, and flushable toliets and even a family bathroom. Didn't try solar showers but they looked interesting. Just a 15 minute drive or less to Bear Lake. Would love to come back.
This is a great campground for splitting the climb up Longs Peak into two days. There's also so much to explore in this area that it makes a great base camp. Nearby is Mount Meeker which is just under 14,000 feet and more challenging (and less populated) than the Longs Peak climb. You can also hike to Chasm Lake or Peacock Pool below Longs Peak or explore the Estes Cone Trail.
Site 65. One of the best places I have ever camped - the staff is friendly from the get go, the campground is easy to navigate, and with jaw-dropping views of Longs Peak...it's perfect. We were visited by a dozen elk and their calves both nights, listened to coyotes yipping in the distance, and watched shooting stars till we couldn't keep our eyes open any longer. I absolutely love RMNP, and moraine park is no exception to that love.
History of Rocky Mountain National Park
In 1915, Congress created Rocky Mountain, the nation's 10th national park. Congress created the National Park Service in 1916.