Top Ten U.S. National Parks

9. Rocky Mountain, Colorado

Score: 4.01

Its beauty is undeniable, and Rocky Mountain moved our reviewers to call it "absolutely beautiful and breathtaking." With well maintained trails and endless peaks, it's no surprise that readers call it great for beginner and advanced backpackers alike. But "lines of cars" and crowds that "are getting a bit out of hand" made for decidedly mixed reviews. Get off the beaten path—and stay there!

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 13 Jul 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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