A: There are reliable locations where many of the park's wild animals may be seen , but never fed by humans.
A: Accessible trails are available at Coyote Valley, Sprague Lake and Lily Lake.
A: Trail Ridge, the highest road in any US National Park (12,183'), is generally open seasonally from the last weekend in May through mid-October. Current road conditions
A: The park has five campgrounds . Two take reservations, and the others often fill early in the day during the summer.
A: You can view high mountain lakes and waterfalls, or hike to scenic mountaintops, at these suggested locations .
A: Dogs must be leashed and are only allowed out along roadside pullouts and developed park areas (like campgrounds and picnic areas). Please see our pets page.
A: The park has more than 120 backcountry sites . A permit is required for overnight camping in the backcountry.
A: First look at today's report about road, weather and park conditions. Then there are a few numbers which you may call.
A: The east side of the park typically has poor winter skiing, but excellent winter snowshoes and hiking options .
A: On-line lists are available of park trees , mammals , fish , birds , amphibians and reptiles , exotic plants and butterflies .
A: Especially if you have small children or will be hiking above treeline, there are some things which can make your visit safer .
A: In 2001 the park used $4,000,000 of collected fees to improve facilities and services parkwide, including new restrooms, and improved campgrounds, trails, roads, visitor centers, and free shuttle buses. Your fees are at work!