Rocky Mountain National Park

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How big is Rocky Mountain National Park?
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Hi, 

Thank you for your question! The Rocky Mountain National Park is close to 358 square miles, or 265,795 acres, and there are 355 miles of hiking trails to explore! It is the largest National Park in the United States. 
You can find more Rocky Mountain statistics here: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/management/statistics.htm.

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I am planning to visit Rocky Mtn Park in Oct 2013. Will the park shuttles be running on a daily basis during October 19, 2013 ?
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Hi Peg,

Our best advice is to check the Shuttle Bus Routes page on Rocky Mountain National Park's website. If you need additional information, call the park's visitor Information line at 970-586-1206 (daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time, recorded information after hours).

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Your guide to the Rocky Mountain National Park elk bugling spectacle

September 28, 2012, 8:05 am
There’s really no other sound like it in nature. That loud vocalization of high-pitched squeals and screams that ends in a succession of grunts. The bugle that begins deep and resonant and carries for miles. As you stand in Horseshoe Park, Moraine Park or Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National ...

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Fall Travel Deals for Park Visitors

Rocky Mountain National ParkLabor Day has come and gone, which means fall is almost upon us! Though the temperatures may be cooling down, autumn is a wonderful time to visit our national parks; the leaves are changing and the scenery is breathtaking. Many parks are offering promotions for those wishing to visit this autumn. 

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Catching the shuttle Shuttle access only for Bear Lake Road reconstruction begins Tuesday in Rocky

May 30, 2012, 8:30 am
Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities. More than 2 million visitors a year are estimated to drive on Bear Lake Road and last year over 440,000 riders ...

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Species Spotlight: Elk

September 14, 2011, 7:04 am
By: Heather Crowley Odds are if you’ve traveled to National Parks in the West, you’ve spotted elk. These loveable ungulates reside in a multitude of America’s National Parks, including Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt. Elk once lived in a much larger range, however humans killed off a large portion ...

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Autumn in the Rockies

September 13, 2011, 2:20 pm
Fall Colors and Bugling Elk Lure Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park provides an opportunity to experience some truly unique seasonal beauty—and an accompanying soundtrack—all provided by mother nature. In addition to stunning fall foliage, characterized by gorgeous expanses of yellow aspens against a background ...

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Where is the best place to view the stars in Rocky Mountain National Park?
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If Trail Ridge is still open, drive up to the Visitor Center or stop at one of the overlooks towards the top.  

If Trail Ridge is closed, Moraine Park on the east side, and any of the pullouts on the west side.

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The dark night sky is an important aspect of Rocky Mountain National Park. A great way to learn about the stars is by attending the park's Night Sky and Astronomy programs.

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