Directions to Rocky Mountain National Park

English: I took photo with Canon camera in RMNP.

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Getting To The Rocky Mountain National Park . . . by Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Ha ha, I loved that film, not sure why I included it just here . . . I’m just like that sometimes! Anyway, so you wanna’ know how to get to Rocky Mountain National Park – you don’t? Well, waddya’ here for then?

Rocky Mountain National Park by Plane – the closest airport to the Rocky Mountain National Park is Denver International Airport (DIA in airport code).

Rocky Mountain National Park by Train – the closest passenger train station to the Rocky Mountain National Park is Granby (GRA in train station code), but there’s no public transportation available from the train station to the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park by Automobile

Just as “all roads lead to Rome” . . . “all roads lead to the Rocky Mountain National Park” . . . just so long as you’re heading in the right direction and take the right turnings! Here’s where you need to be heading for;

  • Driving to Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver & The East – take US Highway 34 from Loveland, Colorado or US Highway 36 from Boulder heading through Estes Park, Colorado.
  • Driving to Rocky Mountain National Park from Denver International Airport – it’s about a two hour drive from DIA to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Take Pena Boulevard to Interstate 70 west, then continue along that road until it intersects with Interstate 25 north. Go north along Interstate 25 until you reach exit 243 – Colorado Highway 66, turn west onto Highway 66 and travel a further 16 miles or so until you reach the town of Lyons, at the first set of traffic lights Highway 36 will come in from the left side, so continue along right (west) which is now Highway 36 for a further 22 miles to Estes Park, then Highway 36 intersects with Highway 34 and either highway will lead you to the Rocky Mountain National Park on the west of the town.
  • Driving to Rocky Mountain National Park from downtown Denver or Denver Tech Center – follow the driving directions as above (from the Denver International Airport).
  • Driving to Rocky Mountain National Park from west or south –¬† take the Interstate 70 to US Highway 40 in between Georgetown and Idaho Springs, then take US Highway 34 to Granby, Colorado and through Grand Lake, Colorado.

Always check for road conditions and closures before you set off on your journey to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Isn’t it beautiful? You owe it to yourself to go and see the awesome splendor of the Rocky Mountain National Park all for yourself.

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