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Horseshoe Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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this place is awesome if you want to go hiking and rock climbing its not the regular hike where you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
You will not be disappointed

Great place to get a view of what was left behind from the ice age glacial action. The moraine view... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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An area within the park where visitors can see many elk, especially in late October.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice drive” (2 reviews)
“pull offs” (2 reviews)
“viewing” (3 reviews)
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is awesome if you want to go hiking and rock climbing its not the regular hike where you just walk you have to use your hand to help you climb

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great place to get a view of what was left behind from the ice age glacial action. The moraine view from the Horseshoe Lookout is fantastic. Make certain that you stop. Plan at least 30 minutes to take in the scenery.

Thank hd452016
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Some of the favorites pictures I took in the park are from viewpoints looking down on Horseshoe Park (a park is an Alpine Meadow tucked away in the mountains). It was fun and interesting to see the park from above and then drive down to...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Horseshoe park is one of the best places to see mule deer. Every day we drove into the park there were animals. We saw elk, mule deer, coyote, geese, duck and a moose there.

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've never seen a view like it. I was there in May, so the sun was out and spring was in full swing, but there was still snow all over the ground, of which I'd never experienced it so deep! The mountains were gorgeous, although...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 23 October 2016

By far, this is one of the hot spots for viewing elk in Rocky Mtn National Park. There is parking along the road as well as a parking lot. Some other areas don't have near the parking and any elk sighting creates traffic gridlock to...More

Thank slickLosAngeles
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The presence of horses with their droppings, dust and erosion of the trails detract to a great degree from the appeal of this meadow and its trails. Would not recommend Horseshoe Park.

Thank nebraskan70005
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is an amazing drive in the RMNP area and it offers amazing view. There is an abundance of wildlife native to the mountains that often frequents the area here as well. Definitely worth a stop.

1  Thank DM_1278
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Nice drive with a few pull offs and has a lot of photo ops. Did see a lot of bull elk here grazing. We also saw Wyoming underground squirrels here as one of the rangers pointed out.

1  Thank Kapishpanda
Reviewed 17 January 2016

You can access Horseshoe Park from your vehicle. There are some great views with "pull-offs" so that you can safely get out of your car and take those very special vacation pictures of the valley and the Mummy Range in the distance.

1  Thank bdawgwrangler
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