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Rocky Mountain National Park
Moon Over Longs by Rocky Mountain National Park
Photo by Mike Vogel
In 2021, Rocky Mountain National Park had over four million visits. It’s the most visited national park in Colorado and was ranked #14 in 2021 right after Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks for the number of visits.
The highest elevation in Rocky Mountain NP is Long’s Peak named for Stephen H. Long who was part of the Army Corp. of Topographical Engineers. During his military service, Colonel Long led several survey teams to the Great Plains area in order to learn more about its vast region.
Read The Nation Builders: a sesquicentennial history of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, 1838-1863 to find out how Colonel Long and other topographical engineers helped to map the way west for us
Park maps to include trails and campgrounds are available to view in your web browser or to download: Rocky Mountain National Park maps
You can also experience the beauty of RMNP via the Trail Ridge Road, 48 miles of paved road connecting Estes Park on the east side of the park to Grand Lake on the west.
Visit the National Park Service website to plan your trip:
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