Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

Rocky Mountain National Park Info


Rocky Mountain National Park

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Search Efforts For Micah Tice Continue Saturday In The Longs Peak Area

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members continue to search the Longs Peak area for Micah Tice. All of today’s ground search efforts will be focused in the Boulder Brook drainage and Storm Pass area.

Friday’s Search Efforts For Micah Tice

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members continued today to search the Longs Peak area. Most of today’s efforts were focused below Granite Pass area, and the Boulder Brook drainage.

Rocky Mountain National Park Photos

Snow load

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Snow load

This cabin has probably the most astounding view of any along the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Higheway. It's north of Meeker Park and St. Catherine's Chapel at Camp St. Malo. I warn that this snow load is nothing so far. You can imagine the scene from the over-sized window on the opposite wall. It's a biggie so there is a good view anywhere inside. Inside is better today even in this blazing clear morning. Left is Mount Meeker named after a particularly scurrilous Longmont thumper, Long's Peak, center and right, Mount Lady Washington. Boy, does the Diamond face on Longs really stand out here.

August, 1960 saw the first ascent of the Diamond among great turmoil. Rocky Mountain National Park awarded the first ascent of the Diamond to California climbers instead of a Boulder crew, blistering the heck out of the locals. That was least of climbing stories. The Cal climbers were extraordinarily cautious and bivouacked for the night part way up. Oh man, where to find a bathroom while hanging to the side? I bet it's all bathroom up there. Step carefully! The highway courses parallel to the face but there was a shock involved with their climb. The face is not vertical but actually hangs over vertical, aiming directly at the highway, becoming a megaphone for the climbers who heard sightseers stopped and talking below. I bet they heard all the Boulderites swearing... maybe even me. The crew topped out the next day, though today's climbers blaze up many routes at speed any more .

There are always tasty morsels to shoot along Peak-to-Peak Scenic Highway. Better gas up for all your stop-and-go travel. You'll need plenty of film card space. I always pack 'em up though mine is a biggie.

TV shows warned us that Rocky Mountain fall colors were over (snow does that) but we made more tries. Warnings were well short of reality in lower areas and many protected areas but the aspen were done here. Most of TV, Fox etal. are well short of any reality. Check WunderMaps at [wunderground.com] and local weather stations for your area before treks.

Bear Lake, Rocky Mountains; Colorado, USA

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Bear Lake, Rocky Mountains; Colorado, USA

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Duck Moving into Sunshine

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Duck Moving into Sunshine

Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

I merge two photos for this one.

Trail to Emerald Lake

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Trail to Emerald Lake

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Black Bear sticking his tongue out

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Black Bear sticking his tongue out

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Bull Elk and Rocky Mountains

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Bull Elk and Rocky Mountains

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Fall comes to Rocky Mountain National Park

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Fall comes to Rocky Mountain National Park

Snow Stool 2

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Snow Stool 2

Snow and light on a frozen steam creates an intangible landscape

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Some roads are just better than others!

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Winter - Dream Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado

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Winter - Dream Lake - Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado

Won't be long now! Our mountains are getting their first dose of the white stuff.

This one is from last winter. I had posted some HDR's of this scene last winter. This one is just a straight up B&W (no HDR).

Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Vegan Marmot

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Vegan Marmot

It was fun watching this yellow-bellied marmot collecting its food up in the tundra zone at Rocky Mountain National Park. The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the rock chuck, is a large, stout-bodied ground squirrel .

Whoops, not quite vegans.... Yellow-bellied marmots are diurnal, and are less active during the night. They are omnivores, but generally eat a wide variety of plants, as they are generalist herbivores. They mostly feed on grass, grains, leaves, flowers, legumes, bird eggs, and insects.

Source and more species info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-bellied_marmot

Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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Rocky Mountain National Park December

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Rocky Mountain National Park December

Rocky Mountain National Park scenery in December.
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