Hidden Treasures: Rocky Mountain National Park

We all need a break right now. So why not head to your favorite National Park? There are 62 of them but one that is easily accessible and jaw-droppingly beautiful is Rocky Mountain National Park. 

With over 265,000 acres, 400 miles of trails and dozens of campsites...its a perfect place to get away.  The headwaters of the famed Colorado River begin here and the many beautiful glacial lakes add to the hydrology of the area. 

The wildlife is varied and remarkable. From the trout in the streams, to the moose, mule deer and elk. From the pine martens and fox to the black bear, mountain lion and the ever elusive bighorn sheep.

And the landscape bridges four distinctive ecological regions - from riparian to montane to sub-alpine to tundra.  Miles of tundra with 50 mile views in every direction as you cross over the highest paved continuous road in America...topping out at 12,183 feet. 

Look into staying for dinner and more in one of the two amazing gateway cities - Estes Park on the Eastern side and Grand Lake in the West. 

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And for more information look at https://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm

For more about Grand Lake, Colorado look at https://www.visitgrandcounty.com/explore/towns/grand-lake    

For information about Estes Park, Colorado look here:  https://www.visitestespark.com/.