Rocky Mountain National Park's name doesn't leave much to guesswork. It is home to some of the most gorgeous mountain views one is likely to find anywhere in the world. Only 90 minutes from Denver, accessibility is a selling point. Denver International Airport is a major hub, so finding a convenient flight from most Florida airports isn't an issue. Hop in a rental car and you're ready to set off for the wilderness. When it comes to exploring the park, there are a number of approaches. One can rent a room in posh Estes Park, a tourist town just outside the national park, and embark on day hikes and sightseeing adventures each day. For those who want a little more adventure, try camping in one of the park's campgrounds, or in nearby Roosevelt National Forest. And for those who want a truly remote experience, rent backpacking gear to hike into the backcountry and pitch a tent, where the night skies will not disappoint. With a wilderness permit, proper equipment and sturdy legs, one can truly get away from it all in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park: gorgeous views, overnight options
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