Things to Know for your Rocky Mountain National Park Trip
From weather and elevation impacts, cell phone coverage and bringing pets, to booking lodging for your stay, these are things to consider. Here’s a helpful link to a list of crucial details you should know for your planning.
Having a hard time finding availability online for your trip dates?
Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular parks in the United States. Many families have been coming to Rocky every summer for years, and sometimes book lodging as far as a year in advance! Summer and Fall dates especially fill up 4-6 months in advance, so it pays to book your stay early. This applies to camp sites, and even remote backcountry camping sites.
If booking specific dates online is proving difficult, here’s a tip: phone the lodging property you want to stay at directly. Everyone benefits – the lodge can offer rooms that aren’t listed online, and they can avoid costly commissions and fees charged by online booking sites (often 15%+). Estes Park is a small town. Lodge hosts work together, and if one lodge is full, they can refer you to a neighboring lodge who still has room.
Refer to our Insiders Guide to Choosing Lodging to help narrow down your choices.