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Posts Tagged With ‘ Rocky Mountain National Park ’


5 Hidden Gems Near Boulder

May 21st, 2023

One of the wonderful things about Boulder culture is that everyone loves to be outside all the time. Unfortunately, that makes for crowded trails and busy trailheads. Part of the experience of the great outdoors is solitude with nature, and that can be a challenging thing to find in Boulder. Lucky for you, we’ve found some less-trafficked diamonds in the rough to feed that need to be alone in the wilderness. Anemone Hill Anemone Hill is a perfect solution for the introvert hiker who doesn’t want to drive far. This pleasant 2.4-mile out-and-back hike shares a parking lot with Mount Sanitas,... Read More

Discover the Stunning Beauty of Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

May 7th, 2023

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Bear Lake, which is situated at a height of 9,449 feet, is a well-liked vacation spot all year long. It is conveniently accessible all year round because it is located 13 miles southwest of Estes Park, Colorado. One of the most popular subjects for photos in the national park is the 11 surface-acre alpine lake. It offers guests numerous opportunities to take in the stunning mountain vistas.  Read More

The Boulder Bubble and Beyond

May 1st, 2023

Boulder is a city and county of many parts. Anyone who lives or visits here can’t help noticing. Within an hour’s drive of downtown you can find everything from hamlets nestled into pine-covered foothills to municipalities threading cottonwood traces, from the pristine vistas of Rocky Mountain National Park to the anchor of the Great Plains spreading eastward. Given that variation, it’s no surprise a host of interests come into play. Businesses—from national corporations to one-off boutiques—have made their home in the region. Industries as diverse as aerospace and recreation find a... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak – Elevation 14,259 ft

September 24th, 2022

Longs Peak, at 14,259 feet, towers above all other summits in Rocky Mountain National Park. Almost anywhere in the park, you can see the flat-topped monarch. Different perspectives reveal the great mountain’s distinct profiles. Longs Peak’s moods are reflected in the changing weather. Thousands of people climb Longs Peak via the Keyhole Route during the summer, when conditions permit. The Keyhole Route is not a hiking trail. It’s a scramble across enormous sheer vertical rock faces, often with falling rocks, where an unroped fall would almost certainly be fatal. The path is characterized... Read More

Trail Ridge Road – Rocky Mountain National Park – Closing Date

September 4th, 2022

Trail Ridge Road spans the park and connects Estes Park to the western slope town of Grand Lake. With an elevation of 12,183 feet, it is the highest continuously paved road in the United States. From Memorial Day weekend until the Park Service closes it in the fall, it is open to vehicle traffic. Snow can cause temporary closures to the Alpine region in early June or late fall. Trail Ridge Road in fall: Latest winter closure was Dec. 2, 1933. Average winter closure Oct. 23. Hiking above timberline in the park       Read More

Top 5 Beautiful Waterfall Hikes for Boulderites to do this Summer!

August 4th, 2022

While the saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is definitely a good one to take to heart, it’s not always 100% true; especially when the destination is a waterfall. We’ve found five waterfall hikes near Boulder that will really make you excited about the destination. 5. Alberta Falls Located in Rocky Mountain National Park, these falls are some of the easiest to reach at the end of a gently rolling 1.7-mile roundtrip loop. Take the kids for a picnic by these scenic falls, dip your feet in the snowmelt, and snap a selfie with the cascading water in the background. 4. Bridal... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day ~ Rocky Mountain National Park

April 9th, 2022

Boulder is just an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. Now that the weather is great, it’s the ideal time to visit one of the country’s most stunning national parks. There is no reservation system, making it extremely convenient to visit. The 415 square miles (265,807 acres) of Rocky Mountain National Park encompass a spectacular range of mountain environments. There is something for everyone to discover, from meadows in the montane life zone to glistening lakes in the subalpine zone and mountain peaks in the alpine zone.Explore over 300 miles of hiking trails and incredible... Read More

Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder, CO ~ Photo of the Day

March 23rd, 2022

This photo was taken this afternoon in Boulder from Douglass Elementary School. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More

Stay in a True Treehouse Near Boulder – Breathtaking Views Just Minutes From Rocky Mountain National Park

March 7th, 2022

About this space It will reopen on May 1st, 2019. Only two people can stay in the Little Red Treehouse. It features a large view, a private shower, and a powder room with a basin and toilet. It has a tiny kitchen with a sink and counter top, as well as a refrigerator. Heat, air conditioning, and power are available in the tree house. Located just across from Rocky Grass on the approach to Rocky Mountain National Park.  A full-size pull-down Murphy bed beds two people, while the fairy loft sleeps one. Maximum occupancy is two persons! The Little Red Tree house features a full-sized pull-down... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week!

February 10th, 2022

Before winter crept into the foothills, Matthew spent the afternoon hiking in the flatirons. Only days before snow blanketed the forest, he made sure to squeeze in one final late fall hike. The snow doesn’t bother him however, because he is an avid backcountry skier. As the snow accumulates in Rocky Mountain National Park, he will soon be heading out to catch some fresh powder. Nice to meet you matt!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jeff

December 29th, 2021

Meet Jeff! Jeff, is my brother who came to visit from Boston a few weeks ago and we went exploring in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I took this portrait when we reached the summit of our hike, a beautiful alpine lake, surrounded but the mountains.  Glad the altitude didn’t get to him!  Read More

Welcome to Park Season

May 24th, 2020

Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a glorious place. Home to Longs Peak, the Diamond, Emerald Lake, Bierstadt Lake, Bear Lake, and much more. There are hikes with tear-inducing views, incredible climbing, and world-class fishing. At a time when the Front Range is too hot to climb and local rivers are too fast to fish, it is time to head to The Park. The Park is the ultimate outdoor oasis for both Colorado natives and Colorado newbies. With over 300 miles of hiking trails, The Park has something for everybody: from more difficult hikes like The Keyhole Route up Longs Peak to casual strolls to... Read More

Colorado Visitors Surprised by Wild Wedding Guest

May 24th, 2019

A couple from Illinois visited Rocky Mountain National Park this week to get married and were startled when a moose came into view in their snowy May background. The couple made several attempts to take pictures and say their vows, but the stubborn guest continued to meander closer and closer. The couple said that they had never seen a moose before, and their photographer noted that the couple was terrified; she kept trying to get them to pay attention to their pictures, but they were in awe of the wildlife. The surprise guest and late spring snowstorm led to some stunning wedding pictures for... Read More


January 21st, 2018

Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More