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Colorado National Park Road Trip

This Colorado road trip takes you to all four national parks inside the state as well as other scenic and beautiful destinations in the area. Along your way, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit and learn about destinations with significant cultural importance. Denver Your road trip will start in Denver, the capital and largestContinue reading “Colorado National Park Road Trip”

The Colorado Rockies Road Trip

As you could probably guess from the title of this article, this revitalizing road trip occurs across the graceful state of Colorado, taking you from elegant and scenic mountain ranges to archaic dwellings and sizable sand dunes. The Colorado Rockies Road Trip takes you across several parks in the state, including the Rocky Mountain NationalContinue reading “The Colorado Rockies Road Trip”

Hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park

The park offers 359 mi (578 km) of trail to hikers, backpackers and horseback riders. Difficulty levels range from the half mile wheelchair accessible jaunt around Bear Lake to the backbreaking ‘Mummy Kill’, recommended only for those with years of mountaineering experience or a death wish. A few of the most memorable hikes are listed below. ManyContinue reading “Hiking at Rocky Mountain National Park”

Basic Facts about Rocky Mountain National Park

History Evidence of Native American peoples visiting the park date back almost 10,000 years, mainly from the Ute and Arapaho communities. Several expeditions visited the area in the early to mid-19th century, including one by Joel Estes in 1859 after which he and his family established a homestead that would soon become Estes Park, theContinue reading “Basic Facts about Rocky Mountain National Park”

Watching Wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park has been a big wildlife viewing destination since it was founded at the turn of the 20th century. With herds of elk numbering between 600 and 800 in the winter, about 350 bighorn sheep, mule deer, and moose calling the park home, it’s no surprise that the park’s number one activityContinue reading “Watching Wildlife at Rocky Mountain National Park”