It is one of the Panch Kedars. The face of Lord Shiva is worshipped at Rudranath temple in a natural rock temple as Neelkantha Mahadeva. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Neelkantha. The temple is situated amid thick forest at a height 2286 mtrs. From Gopeshwar 4 kms motorable road is available upto village Sagar from where 20 kms. trek leads to Rudranath and can be approached from Joshimath as well, by trekking about 45 kms. The temple provides magnificent view of Hathi Parvat , Nandadevi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishuli and many other.
There are numbers of holy Kunds (Tanks) near Rudranath temple namely
Suryakund, Chandrakund, Tarakund etc. The Baitarini, the divine river
flows pass behind the temple.