Rocky Mountain National Park Facts
ESTABLISHED: The Park was the 10th national park in the system, approved by Congress
on January 26, 1915. It is one of 51 national parks in the country.
SIZE: 265,726 acres, about one-ninth the size of Yellowstone; 415 square miles
The Park features over 300 miles of hiking trails.
Here are some interesting quick facts about Rocky Mountain National Park
ELEVATION: Park Headquarters at the Beaver Meadows entrance is at 7,800 feet. Longs
Peak, the tallest mountain in the park, is 14,259 feet above sea level.
VISITORS: Each year about 4.5 million people people visit the park, a figure similar to that
recorded by Yellowstone National Park.
OLD FALL RIVER ROAD: This one-way, uphill-only route (about ten miles) to the top of Trail Ridge Road opened September 14, 1920. Entrance to Old Fall River Road is
easiest from the northern Fall River entrance station. Because of the steep
grades and switchbacks, it is not open to trailers or mobile homes and the
road is open only during the summer months, usually early July through late
TRAIL RIDGE ROAD: The highest, continuous paved highway in the United States crosses the
Continental Divide. Open from Memorial Day through mid-October (weather
permitting) the 45-mile route connects the western entrance town of Grand
Lake with Estes Park. At its highest point, the road is 12,183 feet above sea
level, 11 miles of the route are above timberline.
Hope you come to visit us real soon!