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Colorado Adventures: Explore Rocky Mountain National Park

The best part about visiting Colorado is that it maintains its status as an elite outdoor recreation hotspot no matter what time of year. From skiing to kayaking and everything in between, it’s no secret that our beloved state serves as somewhat of a regional playground for those seeking a rustic retreat. Quite possibly one of the most prominent and recognizable natural attractions in the Centennial State, Rocky Mountain National Park offers 415 square miles of alpine bliss that exemplifies Colorado’s beauty. Adding to the allure of a Rocky Mountain getaway are the impressive lodging options provided by Effortless Stay

A Colorado Vacation with Effortless Stay

Whether staying in Denver or at one of our more rural mountain properties, you’ll be grateful for the ideal proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. No matter your decision, you’ll be taking a mini Colorado road trip, giving you the perfect opportunity to revel in the gorgeous countryside filled with awe-inspiring vistas along the way. After all, the journey is just as important as the destination! What’s more is that no matter which vacation home you choose, Rocky Mountain National Park is never too far away. From Lakewood to Avon and as far north as Fraser, Effortless Stay has you covered. 

Things to Do at Rocky Mountain National Park in Late Winter

Teeming with several elemental landmarks and bucket list opportunities galore, Rocky Mountain National Park is no stranger to those hoping to unleash their wild side. Deciding on how to spend your time at Rocky might be the most rewarding challenge of your Colorado vacation, so to help you wade through the options, we put together a shortlist of things to do while spending time with one of our most revered treasures. 

  • Snowshoeing is an excellent alternative to winter hiking for those who don’t want to get too wet. We highly recommend waterproof boots.
  • Cross-country skiing is a bit more challenging than snowshoeing, but not everything worth doing is easy. The terrain on the west side of the park graciously lends itself to a leisurely glide, and it doesn’t hurt that the snow tends to be deeper there.
  • Wildlife viewing is an enriching experience made possible by various park roads that remain open for winter. How many different animals can you identify?
  • Winter photography at Rocky Mountain National park will have you coming away with some of the best shots you’ll ever take. Make sure you have plenty of batteries and memory cards!

Colorado Rental Cabins and Vacation Homes 

Now that you have a better understanding of what to expect at Rocky Mountain National Park during the late winter months, it’s time to pick the perfect basecamp for your Colorado adventures. At Effortless Stay, we pride ourselves on providing an eclectic mix of vacation homes for rural and urban proclivities. And we hope you appreciate the opportunity to explore our slice of mountain paradise, no matter where you plant your flag. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit us online or call 720-292-8891.

An interior view of one of many Colorado vacation rentals from Effortless Stay.