As spring transitions to summer and temperatures warm up in the Rockies, snow melts in the high elevation areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. Melting snow contributes to rising waters in rivers, streams, creeks, waterfalls, and alpine lakes throughout the park.
How to Safety Enjoy Moving Water in the Park
When recreating in the outdoors, always use caution around any swift moving water. There are many great hikes to lakes, rivers and waterfalls in Rocky and these places deserve our respect.
Tips for Safely Hiking Along Moving Water:
What Should You Do When Hiking and there is Water Flowing Across a Trail?
Know before you go - Pay attention to the weather forecast and do some research on the trails you are planning to hike.
Last updated: June 6, 2023