Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Since the day it opened in 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park has enjoyed a reputation as one of the jewels of the U.S. National Park Service. Its size alone is impressive. Rocky Mountain National Park is 416 square miles (265,759 wilderness acres), and Moose Lake Lodge is about as close as you can get to that pristine wilderness – just ¼ mile away.

Trail Ridge Road, which connects Grand Lake and Estes Park, (and is typically open from Memorial Day through early October) cuts through Rocky Mountain National Park, across the Continental Divide, and is the highest continuous paved road in the U.S., at 12,183 feet.


Drawing visitors from across the world, Rocky Mountain National Park has some distinct attributes:

  • 900 species of plants
  • 281 types of birds
  • 60 species of mammals (including 3,000 elk in the summertime)
  • 150 lakes
  • 476 miles of streams and creeks (including the Colorado River headwaters)
  • 359 miles of trails, starting from 35 trailheads
  • 5 visitor centers that offer interpretive nature programs

Rocky Mountain National Park is open year-round, with the busiest months in July and August.

If you plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park – in the summer, winter, fall, or spring. The Log House at Moose Lake Lodge is a great place to stay! For more information, or to reserve the log home on the lake, please call (303) 740-7441, or e-mail