Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates 100 Years

Grand Lake and Estes Park welcome you to Colorado to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park! Designated in 1915, this beloved national park features the Continental Divide, a crown of high mountain peaks that both communities have come to be known for.

Connected by Rocky Mountain National Park and the famous Trail Ridge Road, this highest continuous paved highway in North America, Estes Park and Grand Lake greet millions of guests as they come to experience all Rocky has to offer. With over 350 miles of trails, 60 peaks over 12,000 feet high, expansive alpine tundra and thousands of species of wildlife, it isn't hard to see why so many people visit and cherish this natural wonder. 

So, during this centennial year, we invite you to see for yourself. Come visit Grand Lake and Estes Park to experience the wonder and the magic of Rocky Mountain National Park.  



Grand Lake, Colorado

Known as The Soul of the Rockies, the historic town of Grand Lake sits on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Step back in time as you stroll the downtown board walk, home to many local shops and eateries. Visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the year, from live music and festivals, to the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. Don't forget to explore outdoors, too. The lake by the same name offers boating, a sandy beach, fishing, kayaking, paddles boards and more. Refresh your soul in Grand Lake. Find more information and book your stay at or call 800-531-1019. 


Estes Park, ColoradoCouple Bike

Positioned at the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park offers guests a variety of experiences to create the ideal mountain vacation. With over 4,000 lodging units - from cabins and condos to historic hotels and B&Bs - Estes Park has just the spot for you to feel at home. In the village you will find a wide variety of locally-owned boutiques, galleries, restaurants and sweet shops as you explore the scenic downtown riverwalk. Get your thrill on at in-town adventure parks, on the waters of Lake Estes, or with one of our hundreds of guides that will help you explore something new or perfect your backcountry skills. From yoga to rock climbing, SUP to horseback riding, there is an adventure ready for you in Estes Park, the base camp for Rocky Mountain National Park! Learn more and create your perfect itinerary at or call 800-443-7837