• Winter Fun in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Take in beautiful vistas and wildlife watching during the winter months in Rocky Mountain National Park. Strap on snowshoes or cross country skis and traverse a variety of trails like this one with a…   See the Image

  • Unnamed Lake in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Unnamed Lake in Colorado

    This is, literally, an unnamed Lake, says Brooke Burnham, Estes Park's communications director. Taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, the peaks (left to right) are Otis Peak, Hallet Peak and Flattop…   See the Image

  • Moraine Park in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Moraine Park in Colorado

    This flat expanse located near the Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park was forever changed by glaciers that halted their downhill migration, settling and eventually receding to…   See the Image

  • Marmot in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Marmot in Colorado

    Some 63 animal species call the Estes Park region home, including this marmot. These mountain ground squirrels are common in the mountains and can be heard before spotted with their signature…   See the Image

  • Estes Park, Colo., at Night

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Estes Park, Colo., at Night

    Located just 90 miles from Denver, Estes Park has served as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park for 100 years. The town has come a long way since the 1990s, most recently surviving the…   See the Image

  • Elk Herds in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Elk Herds in Colorado

    One of the largest species of deer in North America, elk are the mainstay of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. This 500-pound cow travels in a large group of her cohorts led by one male.…   See the Image

  • Elk Rut in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Elk Rut in Colorado

    It's common to see elk foraging throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. These creatures may seem tame, but during the fall rut the males will bugle and shriek to defend and challenge…   See the Image

  • Dream Lake in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Dream Lake in Colorado

    Keep your camera handy for spectacular views of Longs Peak and Glacier Gorge while hiking Dream Lake Trail. This relatively easy, two-mile hike is one of the most popular in Rocky Mountain National…   See the Image

  • Bear Lake in Colorado

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Bear Lake in Colorado

    Start at the Bear Lake Trailhead to take a scenic one-mile stroll around the water, putting you at 9,450 feet. Formed during the Ice Age, the lake is now easily approached by a parking lot or Rocky…   See the Image

  • Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park

    From the Beaver Meadows entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, drive to the Alpine Visitor Center at 11,796 feet for gorgeous views. The center's a regular stop for tourists with public restrooms,…   See the Image