Rocky Mountain National Park is often called “the crown jewel” of
the nation’s park system. Set in Colorado in the southern part of
the Rocky Mountain chain, which forms the backbone of North
America, the park contains 72 named peaks above 12,000 feet with
the tallest of these, Longs Peak, rising to 14,259 feet.
Established in 1915 as a national park, it now hosts more than two
million visitors every year. Vacationers enjoy picnicking, hiking,... more...