Forest Canyon Overlook - Rocky Mountain National Park, CO - Amazing views of the valley and peaks at Forest Canyon


Approximately 14 miles southeast of the Alpine Visitor Center in the Rocky Mountain National Park is the Forest Canyon Overlook. The overlook is one of many areas that visitors can gain insightful information about the Rocky Mountain National Park as well as take in some amazing views. There is a paved trail that is approximately 2/10 of a mile that leads up to the overlook with beautiful scenes of the valley below.

There is a small paved parking lot at Forest Canyon and the overlook can be reached by walking toward the end of the pavement. The overlook is situated above the tree line and sits far above Forest Canyon. Forest Canyon is an area in the Rocky Mountain National Park that is packed with trees. Even in warmer months visitors can witness snow covering the peaks, trees, and even part of the walking path.

The views at Forest Canyon are well worth the visit if camping or hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Picture taking is quite the sport when viewing from the overlook. Visitors have witnessed wildlife, plant life, and even endangered eagles from the bird's eye view and along the trail. There are no restrooms at this overlook stop.

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