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What to Pack for Your Rocky Mountain National Park Vacation

You are headed to Rocky Mountain National Park where you will find yourself surrounded by 300 miles of hiking trails, beautiful alpine lakes and outstanding views of the 14,259-foot Longs Peak. But how do you pack for Rocky Mountain National Park, a place where temperatures can fluctuate 35 degrees in one day? Here are the top 14 items to bring to the park.

Read the full article by Tori Peglar on MyColoradoParks.com here.

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May 8, 2022

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A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)

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Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.

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And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.

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