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Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoor Adventures Come to the Stanley Hotel

At the Stanley Hotel’s REI Basecamp, you can demo products, ask questions about nearby recreation options, sign up for REI-run excursions, or simply relax outside.

Hike We Like: Fern Lake Trail, RMNP

Navigate through steep mountainsides, plunging waterfalls and golden foliage on this trail in Rocky Mountain National Park that leads to Fern Lake.

First-Timer’s Guide: Grand Lake

This idyllic mountain hamlet, with its come-as-you-are watering holes, wealth of recreational activities, and legendary hikes, provides the quintessential Colorado summer vacation.

Outward Bound

The 5280 field guide to taking your child’s learning outside of the classroom—and into the world. 

Hike We Like: Twin Sisters Trail, RMNP

This moderate hike on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park has the look and feel of a major alpine ascent, but with less commitment. 

The Bighorn Brigade

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

First-Timer’s Guide: Estes Park

There’s something for everyone in this Rocky Mountain town, from outdoor adventures to delicious food and haunted hotels. 

Snow Trek

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

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