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Getting to Rocky Mountain National Park

Driving to Rocky Mountain

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 Fall River Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain. Following this are the official park maps provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file or a simple JPEG image file (some of these files can be quite large). The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while these maps are useful for general navigation around the park, if you plan to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Rocky Mountain Trail Map.

Flying to Rocky Mountain

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 International Airport (DEN)

  • Located well east of Denver, Colorado, 76 miles by car to Beaver Meadows entrance
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Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)

  • Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 150 miles by car to Beaver Meadows entrance
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