Beautiful Estes Park is the closest town to the Rocky Mountain National Park’s East entrance. You can find affordable lodging and restaurants here. Even Elk roaming the golf course in the Fall!
Take a gentle hike around this lake and enjoy its beauty. You can see the Rocky Mountains reflecting on the water. Stand or sit (some rocks you can even lay down flat) on any of the huge rocks on the side Bear Lake’s and soak in the beauty of this place.
As you drive on the Trail Ridge Road (closed in the Winter), take some time to stop and take photos at the various stops. Due to the high altitude, drinking lots of water and taking gentle strides in your walk will help you catch your breath. You can get out of breath easy at this high altitude!
View from Alpine Visitor Center Rocky Mountain National Park
Stop at the Alpine Visitor Center for some food and a break in the trip. Enjoy the view of the valley and melting snow (depending on the time of the year and amount of Winter snow).
Beautiful tundra. You can find beautiful flowers up high in the mountains. Please keep to the trails and try not to damage this fragile ecosystem.
Rocky Mountain Glaciers are melting away. Let the kids run out some steam by hiking and sliding!
Milner Pass and Poudre Lake ColoradoGet up to the Poudre Lake and Milner Pass and take a photo next to the Continental Divide sign. You have been to the roof of the United States! Water flows either East to the Atlantic Ocean or West to the Pacific Ocean.