Rocky Mountains National Park

ESTES PARK & GRAND LAKE, COLORADO | 265,761 acres

 

Split by the Continental Divide, Rocky Mountain National Park is a wilderness park bursting with megafauna, scenic vistas, over 350 trails (many of which are in the backcountry) and Trail Ridge Road, which connects the two sides of the park, leading visitors across the highest continous highway in the country into the alpine tundra at 12,183 feet.

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Here’s a sneak peak of the illustrations we’ve commissioned for the book! This beauty is from Emily Dove, who created a layout...

4 months ago
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A Place for the Wild

Driving into Estes Park, the view of the snow-peaked mountains let you know you’ve arrived. In fact, anywhere in town, the breathtaking view of...

a year ago

In our travels, there are often individuals that everyone says we must interview. For the west side of the park, that person is...

a year ago

We spent our first week in the Rocky Mountains on the more populated east end of the park, waiting for Trail Ridge Road to open...

a year ago

Outside the Rocky Mountain Park Headquarters, Kathy Brazelton welcomed us into the Ranger offices. Kathy is the District...

a year ago
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The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel overlooks Estes Park, literally and figuratively, as the grand hotel of F.O. Stanley, and the one that inspired Stephen King’s...

a year ago

Near the end of our conversation last week with Curt Buchholtz, author, historian, and director of the Intermountain Region of...

a year ago

The story, as we heard it, goes that there was this one guest who had become so friendly with the owners, upon leaving the Inn,...

a year ago

After a week long build-up to the season opening of Trail Ridge Road on Memorial Day Weekend, we finally got to explore a whole...

a year ago

Search for lodging in Estes Park, and one of the cheapest options you’ll find is the YMCA of the Rockies. It’s no mistake - in...

a year ago

On a Friday afternoon, we sat down with historian and author Curt Buchholtz at the local institution Kind Coffee, where we...

a year ago

At the Sheep Lakes Info Center, Ranger Don Cope’s program shared the basics of the Rocky Mountains’ iconic Bighorn Sheep. He...

a year ago

On a gray day in Estes Park, we met with Kurtis Kelly at the Estes Valley Library, our homebase in Estes and Kurtis’ workplace...

a year ago

We met with Nancy Wilson of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy on our first full day in Rocky Mountain National Park. The...

a year ago
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The journey begins!

Today we depart for the Great Smoky Mountains, as Ilyssa and I begin our travel across the country, looking for great campfire stories from five...

a year ago