Rocky Mtn Natl Park

Let the games begin

It’s a brilliant sunny day, with the high temperature in Denver to be in the 80s, and a three-day holiday weekend lies ahead. I’m delighted to be here at home with my air conditioning and not out trying to get… Read More ›

There’s action on Trail Ridge Road

Trail Ridge Road, which reaches elevations above 12,000 feet as it crosses through Rocky Mountain National Park, traditionally opens on Memorial Day Weekend. But in the mountains Nature always has the last word, and although the road crews are hard… Read More ›

Respite

This is an untitled photograph from Erik Stensland’s Facebook page. Stensland is a professional photographer based in Estes Park, Colorado, and his photos of Rocky Mountain National Park are favorites of mine. In order not to contribute to a concentration… Read More ›

Be still and know …

Estes Park photographer Eric Stensland shot this unidentified trail in Rocky Mountain National Park last week. There’s so much more to our national parks than crowded roads and panoramic views. It’s hard to beat the sweet serenity of a quiet… Read More ›

Dawn on Trail Ridge Road

Screenshots from webcams probably don’t count as photography, but I thought this morning’s sunrise as seen from the Alpine Visitor Center (at 11,796 ft. in Rocky Mountain National Park) was especially lovely. We’ve had several days of bitter cold (-0°F, -17°C temps) with… Read More ›