Colorado

  • 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

  • Lake Estes in Colorado

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

    In the summer months, float your boat on Lake Estes nestled in the valley next to town. Rent a kayak, canoe or pontoon boat at the Marina, or stay on dry land and pedal your way around the lake on…   See the Image

  • Golf in Estes Park, Colo.

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

    Should you yell "Four!" to an elk? Elk are in frequent supply when you tee up on the Estes Park Executive 9-Hole Golf Course. Try not to let animal watching distract you from your par 3s and 4s.   See the Image

  • Fun City in Estes Park, Colo.

    Published 12/11/13 in Places
    Fun City in Estes Park, Colo.

    Family fun awaits at Fun City, one of Estes Park's amusement parks. Enjoy spectacular mountain views while you play. Choose from mini-golf, go-karts, giant slides, bumper cars and bumper boats, like…   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

  • Big Thompson Canyon Drive in Estes Park, Colo.

    The eastbound drive into Estes Park from Big Thompson Canyon is known as one of the most beautiful drives in the state. Rugged cliffs and picture-perfect views culminate in this view driving into…   See the Image

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