By no means is Rocky Mountain National Park the only outdoor attraction in the area. The Park is ringed with opportunities for outdoor recreation, including:
Cache La Poudre Wilderness Area: Located along Highway 14 in the Poudre Canyon, this wilderness area is one of the wildest around, with only one trail penetrating its depths.
Colorado State Forest: This state park, located north of Rocky Mountain National Park and accessible via Highway 14, includes the northern end of the Never Summer Range, and many hiking/backpacking destinations.
Comanche Peak Wilderness Area: Located just north of Rocky Mountain National Park, this popular wilderness area can be reached via Highway 14, west of Fort Collins.
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area: This popular wilderness area, located south of Rocky Mountain National Park, contains impressive peaks, beautiful alpine lakes, and peaceful meadows.
Never Summer Mountains Wilderness Area: Located just west of Rocky Mountain National Park, this wilderness area contains the best scenery of the spectacular Never Summer Range.
Roosevelt/Arapaho National Forest: These are two of the most popular national forests in the United States for recreational use.
Routt National Forest: This popular forest lies west of Rocky Mountain National Park.