5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is the fourth most popular U.S. National Park, just a 90-minute drive from Denver International Airport.

The park ranks sixth in the National Park System for trails, offering 235 paths ranging from short, accessible walks to challenging hikes.

Trail Ridge Road, the highest continual highway in the U.S., reaches 12,183 feet, offering summer-only access due to high elevation.

Autumn starts early in the park, with cooler weather arriving in September, and the park's elevation can bring diverse and extreme weather conditions.

The Stanley Hotel, near the park, inspired Stephen King's "The Shining" and is considered one of America's most haunted hotels.