Autumn in the Rockies
The autumn 2023 stop on the National Park Scene tour brings us to Rocky Mountain National Park in northeast Colorado.
Autumn is a fantastic time to visit this magnificent park, with bugling elk, the leaves changing color, less crowds and traffic, and moderate temperatures.
Rocky Mountain National Park, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022
Rocky Mountain National Park is a diverse area that supports the montane, subalpine, and alpine tundra ecosystems.
Arctic vegetation grows in the park’s high country tundra, while lower elevations offer over seven hundred species of plants.
Rocky Mountain Range, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022
With sixty mountain peaks over 12,000 feet, this park offers some of the best scenic hiking trails and roads in the world.
The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail is a primitive footpath and equestrian trail that runs through the park.
Bring your camera because RMNP’s Animal life includes bighorn sheep, mule deer, mountain lions, bobcat, bear, elk, moose, and a variety of wild birds.
Another Spectacular View, by Melissa Planker, September 24, 2022
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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