What To Do at Rocky Mountain National Park Before 9 AM
While sparing you the pain of any cliche “early riser” metaphors, we’d be remiss to not encourage hardy visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park to arrive as early in the morning as possible. The park is open 24 hours, but the vast majority of visitors arrive after 8 AM and depart by 6 PM. As long as you don’t mind getting in an activity or two before visiting the visitor centers, which open at 8 AM, a dawn or even pre-dawn arrival to the park offers views and strolls free of distraction — except by the wildlife you’ll likely see grazing near the road that has yet to be dispersed by the onslaught of the coming national park rush hour. Here’s what to do at Rocky Mountain National park before 9 AM, including catching the sunrise of a lifetime.