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Kawuneeche Visitor Center

16018 US-34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 16018 US-34
+1 970-627-3471
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Opens at 8:30 a.m. during summer hours. Located on the West side of RMNP near Grand Lake, CO

This is a very nice visitor's center on the West side of RMNP, at the beginning (or end, depending... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Very helpful information to start the tour.

If you are moving west to east through the park, start here. You can get helpful information. You... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave B
Warsaw, Indiana
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The visitors center offers educational programs, hikes and videos.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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16018 US-34, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO 16018 US-34
+1 970-627-3471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice visitor's center on the West side of RMNP, at the beginning (or end, depending where you start) of Trail Ridge Road, Hwy 34. They show the park film, have restrooms, a gift shop, and lots of helpful park rangers. The...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are moving west to east through the park, start here. You can get helpful information. You do not purchase your entry pass here, just get very helpful information.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were on the west (Grand Lake) side of the Rocky Mountain National park, so we stopped to get information on hiking. The staff was very helpful and welcoming.

Thank Njoytravl
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

While on a tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park we stopped by the road in the Kawuneeche Valley by Grand Lake. Amazing scenic view that will make you appreciate the treasures to be found here in the United States.

Thank CR1325
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...More

Thank magicmomentfamily
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...More

Thank janelle h
Reviewed 28 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

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...More

Thank Skwiki
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
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
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