To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 28 and October 11 two things are required: a timed entry permit PLUS a park pass or entrance fee. Use these tips to plan your trip into Rocky Mountain National Park.
Across The Divide Geocaching features Rocky Mountain National Park and the mountain towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. As you geocache from one village to the other, you will cross over the Continental Divide along Trail Ridge Road, reaching an altitude of 12,183 ft, as it passes through RMNP.
This Centennial GeoAdventure first celebrated the 100th anniversary of RMNP, in 2015. We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, established in 1916 with the passage of The Organic Act, in 2016 and during 2017, we enjoyed Estes Park at 100 as we “Celebrated the Vision”. During 2018, the historic town of Grand Lake was the focus! Start your GeoAdventure by downloading the geocaches here or print your official 2018 Across the Divide Passport. Check out the “Guide to Geocaching” if this is your first time. A list of the caches, coordinates, and EarthCache questions can also be printed for use in the field, where cell phone service may be limited.
Search for geocaches with your GPS or smartphone, using the free Geocaching apps for iPhones and Android devices. Each traditional cache will have a code to record in your passport. In RMNP, the Virtual Caches and EarthCaches have questions to answer on your passport.
This GeoAdventure will take you to sights around Estes Park, over the Continental Divide and around the Town of Grand Lake. Be sure to stop at each of the National Park Visitor Centers to stamp your passport with the RMNP Passport stamps, too. Trackable pathtags and geocoins are available when you complete the Passports for each different annual event (2015-2018).
You may also download the Passports for the 2017 GeoAdventure, as well as the Passports for 2015 and 2016. Mail your completed Passports to the following address to receive your geocoin(s) for each of the GeoAdventures. (This will be the only way to receive those geocoins!):
Across the Divide
PO Box 1053
Estes Park, CO 80517
Be advised: Cachers headed to Bear Lake, in Rocky Mountain National Park, in the summer, plan to visit before 8:00 am or after 3:00 pm, to avoid high-traffic times.
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