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Rocky Mountain National Park Opening May 28th
One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to make the drive over the Continental Divide on Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park.
Summer officially begins for the park on May 28th, 2010, when the Alpine Center opens. This drive is a “must do” for tourists and locals alike. The views are unmatchable and we have seen a wide variety of wildlife every time. Be sure to put it on your list this summer!
This living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, provides visitors with opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures.
Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, black bears, coyotes, cougars, eagles, hawks and scores of smaller animals delight wildlife-watchers of all ages. Wildflower-lovers are never disappointed in June and July when the meadows and hillsides are splashed with botanical color. Autumn visitors can relax among the golden aspens or enjoy the rowdier antics of the elk rut – mating season.
Trail Ridge Road and Rocky Mountain National Park are are national treasures that are not to be missed if you are up this way in Colorado. Make a coupe days of it and you can see beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado and spend some time with us Winter Park.