Rocky Mountain National Park

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About Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is open 24/7. Seriously! You can enter the park at any time and we recommend getting an early start. In the wee hours of the morning you might share the road with a herd of bugling elk as you make your way to Bear Lake for a sunrise that'll cue a classic John Denver tune in your head. Backpack the Never Summer Mountains with your posse or step into Big Thompson River with your fly gear. Nearby Estes Park is the perfect place to end the day with a brew or venture out of your comfort zone at the famously creepy (and beautiful) Stanley Hotel. There’s a lot of pride in Colorado and it sure shows in the park; with fun to be had during all four seasons you’ll never have to be without that famous Rocky Mountain high.

Campgrounds in Rocky Mountain

Moraine Park

1. Moraine Park

95% Recommend (19 Responses)

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...

Mark
Mark: 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...
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Aspenglen

2. Aspenglen

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...

Cécile
Cécile: Great campground near a river, with a ranger station at the entrance and clean bathrooms. Beautiful and just what we asked for!
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Glacier Basin

3. Glacier Basin

100% Recommend (4 Responses)

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...

Amy
Amy: Great campground with spacious sites and some of the best views in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take the shuttle to Bear Lake,...
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Timber Creek Campground

4. Timber Creek Campground

If you want to stay on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, this is where you want to be. Well, it’s actually the only place you can be....

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Longs Peak Campground

5. Longs Peak Campground

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...

Mary
Mary: 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...
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Glacier Basin Group Sites

6. Glacier Basin Group Sites

The Glacier Basin Group Site has plenty of room for you and all your hiking buddies. Your buddies are hikers, right? We hope so, because Glacier...

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Hipcamper Mark

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.

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Hipcamper Cécile

Great campground near a river, with a ranger station at the entrance and clean bathrooms. Beautiful and just what we asked for!

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Hipcamper Amy

Great campground with spacious sites and some of the best views in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take the shuttle to Bear Lake, hike to Beirstadt Lake and come down across the street from the campground at the park and ride.

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Hipcamper Mary

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.

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Hipcamper Haley

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.

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Hipcamper Frank

Pick your site carefully. Some have great views... some not.

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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.