Rocky Mountain National park with kids

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Are you looking for a list of the best things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park with kids? Here I’ll cover all of the best things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park with kids and provide a sample itinerary on how to spend one day in Rocky Mountain National Park if you’re short on time.


Go Hiking

From difficult and strenuous, to flat and family-friendly hikes, this park has it all. All throughout the park, you’ll find easy access to hiking trails and some truly spectacular views as you reach higher elevations.


Enjoy a Scenic Drive

There are plenty of amazing views to see in the park including those from the overlooks and trails located on Rocky Mountain National Park’s two famous scenic drives: Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road.

Explore The Lakes

Rocky Mountain National Park’s lakes make for wonderful hikes, amazing photo ops, and the perfect place to stop for a waterfront picnic.



Become a  Junior Ranger

If interested, kids complete a series of activities during their park visit, share their answers with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch and Junior Ranger certificate.


Go Fishing

There are plenty of opportunities for fishing! Depending on the time of year when you visit, there are options within the park for both fly fishing and ice fishing.

• Hike Bear Lake • Drive Trail Ridge Road • Stop at Alpine Visitor Center • Take on Views at Grand Lake

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