ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Size: 415 sq mi (26th)
About the size of: Barbados
Date Established: January 26, 1915 (9th)
Annual Visitation (2018): 4,590,493 (3rd)
Features: mountains, lakes, wildlife
Common activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Viewing
Located in northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park protects part of the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains, reaching a sky-high 14,258 feet at Longs Peak. The differences in elevation create several diverse ecosystems, and the park was declared one of the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in 1976.