Rocky Mountain National Park Tour

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Tour Stops 33


Spanning over 400 magical square miles, Rocky Mountain National Park is home to breathtaking mountains, dozens of lakes, hundreds of plant and animal species, and over 300 miles of hiking trails. But, this park is more than just a pretty face, learn about its deep human history, bustling tourism industry and more on the Rocky Mountain National Park Tour.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Visit Bierstadt Lake
• Take in views of the Colorado River from scenic overlooks
• Hike the Alpine Ridge trail
• Explore the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake

Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Estes Park
Tour Ending Point(s): Grand Lake
Time to complete: 4-6 hours

*A Timed Entry Reservation is needed to enter Rocky Mountain National Park May through October. Check out the tour FAQs for more information.*

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Tour FAQs

This tour has 33 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!

  • Hiking Shoes
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Plenty of Water
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Cash
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount
  • First Aid Kit
  • $30 park entry fee
  • $20-$25 per person for lunch in Estes Park or Grand Lake
  • $5 for adult admission to the Kauffman House Museum in Grand Lake; under 12, free
  • $5 for adult admission to the Estes Park Museum; under 18, free
  • $10-$20 for souvenirs at Beaver Meadows or Kawuneeche visitor centers

The park is open 24 hours a day but the visitor centers and attractions have varying hours of operation. See below for more details: 

  • Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in fall, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 in winter.
  • Fall River Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round.
  • Alpine Visitor Center is open Memorial Day through mid-October, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Moraine Park Discovery Center is open spring through fall, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Kawuneeche Visitor Center is open summer and fall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., winter and spring from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed Mondays and Tuesday.

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

No, this tour is only available in one direction, starting at Estes Park and ending at Grand Lake.

You can make a Time Entry Reservation here. Please note, reservations are only needed from May through October.

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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