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Old 09-04-2016, 12:50 PM   #1
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Smile Rocky Mountain National Park

Going to RMNP and was wondering of RV park suggestions for a 40 ft motorhome. Also things to see and do? Thank you!

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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In the park itself you would fit in Moraine campground.... a lovely spot.

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Old 09-05-2016, 04:37 AM   #3
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Most of the campgrounds in Estes Park are your typical stack em high and charge as much as you can parking lots. But sometimes that's all you need...

Estes Park KOA - Would not recommend. With the exception of maybe 4 sites, the place is not designed to handle modern RV's with slideouts, and in many cases you will be asked to park your gitaround vehicle in the overflow lot.

Spruce Lake and Elk Meadow - Good people running the shop. Both are big parking lots with gravel roads and pads.

Mary's Lake - Same as Spruce and Elk, only about $20 cheaper per night.

And, of course, the National Park itself.

As far as what to do, the season and your own physical limitations really dictate that.

There are over 300 miles of hiking trails within the park. All ranging from the easy stroll around Bear Lake, to backpacking multi-day routes, to strapping on the helmet and climbing the diamond on Long's Peak.

Fly fishing. Don't know how? No problem, plenty of shops in the area that can help you out.

Ain't afraid of no ghosts? The Stanley Hotel offers tours.

If it's in season (summer), Old Fall River Road in nice driving (not paved) excursion to the Alpine visitor's center.

Trail Ridge road is the main route to the top and across to the quieter town of Grand Lake on the other side of the park. Awesome views, though none are as breathtaking as those you will see hiking.

For the outdoors enthusiast, Rocky Mountain National Park is a place you never want to leave. For the millions of other folks that visit the park, it's a two day visit of roadside overlooks and shopping.
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Old 09-05-2016, 07:12 AM   #4
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jrocker pretty much nailed it.........

As far as where to stay, we stayed at Spruce Lake, and after seeing the others he noted, would stay here again. If not here, Elk Meadow.

Also be aware, that you are at altitude in RMNP, so plan your activities accordingly, particularly if you have not been acclimated.

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