A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park is an easy way to see a whole lot of what Colorado has to offer, in a very short period of time. Within the borders of the park you’ll find an abundance of vistas, lakes, wildlife, flowers and undeveloped forest.
The wildlife in the Park is very docile. Years of protection from hunters and a steady flow of people year round has made the animals very casual about human presence. While this does make sightings a little less “wild”, it does make it very easy to find and photograph elk, marmotts, big horn sheep, foxes, and birds of prey.
In addition to the wildlife, the park is rich with an amazing variety of wildflowers. Be sure to bring your macro lens and a tripod if you want to make the most of these easy and inspiring photo opportunities.
This easy to reach lake provides sightseers and photographers with amazing reflections of the surrounding peaks.
These falls are not hard to reach. The hike is only about a mile or two (depending on your starting point). The Falls themselves are quite lovely and you can view them from below or climb up the sides to capture their beauty from on top.
This large meadow is the very definition of serenity and calm. The mountain river which flows through the middle makes a lovely picture and helps to attract hers of elk which frequent the area.
This hike is a perfect way to see four amazing high altitude lakes in one enjoyable hike (Bear Lake, Nymph Lake, Dream Lake, Emerald Lake). Each lake is unique in appearance and character.
Trail Ridge Road is a stunning drive of amazing vistas and Elk filled meadows. Often you will find yourself above the clouds looking down on them as they fill the valleys below. Sunsets are a once in a lifetime sight when viewed from the highest peaks (easily accessible on this drive)