Lance News - Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

Visit Rocky Mountain National Park 

With a slogan like, "Wilderness, Wildlife, Wonder," it's hard not to be drawn toward Rocky Mountain National Park.

The park contains a network of trails that range from easy, paved paths suitable for all visitors including those with disabilities, to strenuous mountain trails for experienced, conditioned hikers as well as off-trail routes for backcountry hikes. Most trails are for summer use only, since at other times of the year many trails are not safe due to weather conditions. The park provides dozens of designated backcountry campsites and horseback riding is permitted on most trails. Llamas and other pack animals are also allowed on most of the trails. 

Rock climbing and mountaineering opportunities include Lumpy Ridge, Hallett Peak, and Longs Peak, the highest peak in the park, with the easiest route being the Keyhole Route. This 8 mile one-way climb has an elevation gain of 4,850 ft. The vast east face, including the area known as The Diamond, is home to many classic big wall rock climbing routes. Many of the highest peaks have technical ice and rock routes on them, ranging from short scrambles to long multi-pitch climbs. Fishing is found in the many lakes and streams in the park.

Getting to the Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a massive 415 square miles in size and is located in north central Colorado. Estes Park and Grand Lake serve as the eastern and western gateways into the park. The nearest Amtrak station to Rocky Mountain National Park is in Grandby, Colorado, and the nearest airport is Denver International Airport. The park is about a 1.5- to 2-hour drive from Denver.

Stay at the Park

Forget about making RV park or hotel reservations when you visit Rocky Mountain National Park, because you can camp within park grounds at one of five established campgrounds. Four of those campgrounds are open to truck campers, travel trailers, and toy haulers... good news for Lance Camper owners! It's recommended that you make reservations if you plan on visiting during summer or fall or if you have a specific date you want to visit on.

Go in a Lance Camper

There's no better way to enjoy the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park than from the comfort of your Lance Camper truck camper, travel trailer or toy hauler. Build the Lance camper of your dreams online at