A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
Rocky Mountain National Park
They are places of wonderment. They spark our curiosity, help us relax, and can keep us in shape. They offer thousands of miles of hiking trails, majestic vistas, deep woods, rushing streams, and quite literally an open-air zoo of wildlife that relies on these landscapes to thrive and, in some cases, merely survive.
It was just for a day, but the late- September snowstorm that closed Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park sent a clear message: winter can come quickly, hard, and heavy in the park, turning it into a winter wonderland with endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.
Winter finally caught up with Rocky Mountain National Park, where officials on Friday announced that Trail Ridge Road had been closed for the season to through travel.
A Colorado man has died in a fall of roughly 100-150 feet on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park elk are not shy about posing for you. Indeed, they are the ubiquitous ambassadors for the park, and appear seemingly everywhere, at any time.
In the years to come, the air over Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is expected to be cleaner thanks to a negotiated settlement that will reduce emissions from power plants in the western half of the state.
Laughing children, teens streaming out of the cafeteria, and elk grazing peacefully on the lawn greeted me as I made my way to check in to the YMCA of the Rockies, a venerable and sprawling retreat cupped in a mountainous bowl sidled up against Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fall is weeks away, yet it's not too early to start planning for your fall or winter excursion. Traveler's Essential Park Guide, Fall 2016, takes a closeup look at Everglades and Shenandoah national parks, and looks farther afield to Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio National Park where you'll find sloths and toucans.
Work is underway in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to repair damage to trails that occurred in September 2013 when torrential rains swept the park.