5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Glen Haven
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Glen Haven
— 4 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Glen Haven

— 4 nights
Glen Haven is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Family-friendly places like Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan, Bear Lake, &more). There's more to do: look for gifts at Glen Haven General Store.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glen Haven trip website.

Atlanta to Glen Haven is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Glen Haven. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Glen Haven. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glen Haven

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Rocky Mountain National Park travel guide

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Scenic Drive · Bodies of Water · Hiking Trails
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named. About 480 km (300 mi) of hiking trails crisscross the park, with some bringing visitors to summits surpassing 4,250 m (14,000 ft) in altitude. At 4,346 m (14,259 feet), Long's Peak dominates many views, and hikers opt for trails that arrive at Bear Lake, which sits beneath the high mountains of the Continental Divide. Trail Ridge Road brings visitors above 3,650 m (12,000 ft) in their cars during summer, but the road remains closed in winter. Park roads provide scenic biking, while rivers and streams draw anglers to their trout-stocked waters. A herd of 600 to 800 elk call the park home during winter, and about 350 bighorn sheep and numerous moose and mule deer live there throughout the year. The park's location, about a 90-minute drive from Denver, makes the wildlife and wild terrain of this park easily accessible.