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Address: 16018 US-34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 16018 US-34
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+1 970-627-3471
10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30

The visitors center offers educational programs, hikes and videos.

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A Must See Before Entering the Park on the West Side

If your on the Grand Lake side and want to know more about the park, stop here before going in and talk with a friendly Ranger. I spend a long time with a gal who gave me so much... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

If your on the Grand Lake side and want to know more about the park, stop here before going in and talk with a friendly Ranger. I spend a long time with a gal who gave me so much information and would have spent more time with me had I not ran out of questions. While I was talking with... More 

Thank magicmomentfamily
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Rocky Mountain National Park has great visitor centers. There are several and we stopped at this one and the Alpine one. Take the time to drive to the top of the mountain. You are one top of the world! No matter the temperatures at the bottom, it's at least 20 degrees colder at the top. The rangers were very helpful.

Thank janelle h
Sumner, Washington
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373 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Near the west entrance to the park. Good place to pick up a map of the park and get information. Good bathrooms. We saw some moose outside the center when we were there

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478 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The young woman was very personable and gave exactly the information we needed . She pointed out many of the viewpoints along the road that she thought would be interesting for us . There is also a small gift shop and displays of some of the animals you may encounter in the park . They also offer a show frequently... More 

Thank Skwiki
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on way into RMNP. Great place to get tips on "must see" sights. Kids earned Jr. Ranger. They loved it! Troy was great!!!

Thank Tripoverme
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108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This center is very nice, clean and well stocked with information about the park. The workers in the center are very friendly and helpful. Many things to do at the center during the summer and many ranger led programs to take part in.

Thank jtrailgirl
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

One of the smallest visitor centers in Rocky Mountain National Park. Very nice displays on wildlife and natural attractions. Clean bathrooms. The center does not sell passes you have to buy them at the Ranger Gate Entrance to park. For those over age 62, ask for the National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass for $10. We visited the park a couple... More 

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San Diego, California
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466 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stopped by to get our backcountry permit for our 2 day backpacking trip on the East Inlet Trail. The rangers were helpful & speedy getting us on our way to our hike.

1 Thank TheSpeis
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is the only visitors center on the west side of the park. It is pretty small but has nice informative area and tiny gift area along with a couple rangers there to answer questions about the park.

Thank AndreaBradH
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248 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Well staffed center with good directions and many offerings of trails and outdoor activities. Open much longer than more elevated centers in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Very helpful staff and much information.

Thank David C

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