From jaw-dropping views to lush, wildlife-filled meadows, these are the park's can't miss attractions

Kelly Bastone  – July 21, 2015 | Updated July 27, 2020

With more than 265,000 acres and 350 miles of trails to explore, the only problem with visiting Rocky is deciding which of its thousands of marvels to tackle. In one of the West’s best national parks, scenic drives and alpine trails lead to waterfalls, wildlife-filled meadows, and overlooks that leave you breathless. Not to mention, the gateway town, Estes Park, is booming with new things to do before and after you explore the park. So, lace up your hiking boots, gather your gear, and get ready to discover one of America’s favorite parks through its most stunning locales.



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