Rocky Mtn Natl Park

Taking a break

Another gorgeous photo from Erik Stensland up in Estes Park. He posted this on his Facebook page two days ago, noting that the clouds in recent days had made photography “a bit challenging.” I’d say he was more than up to the… Read More ›

Just another Estes elk jam

For residents of Estes Park, Colorado, elk jams — traffic tie-ups caused by elk crossing the road — are routine in fall and winter. Usually it’s a brief delay, tolerated by residents and enjoyed by visitors. This particular elk jam distinguished… Read More ›

Trail Ridge Road opens for 2015

Rocky Mountain National Park has announced on Facebook that Trail Ridge Road officially opened yesterday — although night closures are still in effect. The crews who’ve worked so hard to clear the snow away from the buildings at the Alpine Visitor Center… Read More ›

Tough job but a great view

Plowing Rocky Mountain National Park’s Trail Ridge Road every spring and getting it ready for summer traffic is a big job. More than 8 of the road’s 48 miles lie above 11,000 feet.

My heart is in Nepal

Erik Stensland posted this new photograph of Longs Peak on his Facebook page this morning. It was shot last night as the sun was going down. Longs is my favorite peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and I always love seeing… Read More ›