Getting to Rocky Mountain National Park
Trail Ridge Road is the main route through the park. It can be reached from the east via US-34 or US-36. From the west or south, take US-40 from I-70 to US-34 through Grand Lake into the park. CO-7 also runs north and south along the park’s east side. It provides access to the Longs Peak and Wild Basin areas, and enters the town of Estes Park at its northern end.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the main road entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Rocky Mountain Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Rocky Mountain, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Denver, CO (DEN): 76 miles by car to Rocky Mountain
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more DEN airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at DEN
- Colorado Springs, CO (COS): 150 miles by car to Rocky Mountain
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more COS airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at COS