Forest Canyon Overlook, Rocky Mountain National Park

#25 of 65 in Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park
Lookout · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Forest Canyon Overlook is located in Rocky Mountain National Park. Before you head to Rocky Mountain National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rocky Mountain National Park online journey planner, to make sure you see all that Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer, including Forest Canyon Overlook.
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  • Definitely a must do. It was one of the best overlooks on Trail Ridge Road. We stopped in the evening and it was very windy and pretty cool in June, so make sure to bring a jacket. Still snow covered....  more »
  • It's the first week of October. We left our hotel at around 6 p.m. to enter the Park and drive to Forest Canyon Overlook to view the sunset. We were not disappointed. It's about halfway to the...  more »
  • Beautiful drive. The views are breathtaking with plenty of spots to pull over and take photos or go for a hike. Well taken care of camp grounds and roadways. Many animals are regularly visible from both roadside and dedicated parking areas. Don't let the animals fool you, they are cute but dangerous.
  • I came back into the national park to watch the sunset. I was trying to figure out the best place to watch it without driving too deep into the park. This spot is only about 15 minutes from the main entrance from Estes Park, depending on the drivers in front of you of course. We made it with some time to spare and were able to snap a ton of photos. This is an awesome overlook and I’d love to come back.

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