This post covers our tips for visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, and our top 5 picks for things to do in the park. Located within driving distance of Denver, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best ‘getaway’ National Parks you can visit. Its main park loop is easy to navigate providing short […]
I don’t know what this thing is called. I should, but I don’t. I did at one point, but now all that comes to mind is Rocky Mountain National Park Rock Cut “summit marker,” and that’s not it. It feels like the actual name (and I know there is an actual name for it), is […]
I previously mentioned that on our first night in Rocky Mountain National Park, we just missed the sunset over Rock Cut, but that there was a silver lining. These elk were that silver lining. Right after leaving Rock Cut, we saw dozens of these guys grazing the tundra. We had already seen a couple elk […]
Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of those iconic National Park sunrise locations that is quite glorious. It’s very easy to find, and the placid morning water makes for some great reflections. When researching what I wanted to photograph in Rocky Mountain National Park, it immediately jumped out at me. So, our […]
While we just missed the sunset from Rock Cut as we raced back from Kawuneeche Valley the night before, something I discussed in the first post on this blog, we did not miss the sunrise the next morning. To ensure that we wouldn’t miss it, we got up at 3:30 am and began our trek […]
Just before sunset on our first day in Rocky Mountain National Park, we headed to Kawuneeche Valley to see if we could spot any moose, elk, or bears. Moose and bears are two of my favorite animals, so they were the primary objective. Along the way, we saw a few scattered elk, but we didn’t stop to photograph them, as time was of the essence. Since it was the only chance I’d have to photograph the sunset in Rocky Mountain National Park, I wanted to make it from Kawuneeche Valley all the way up to Rock Cut (map), which is the highest elevation in the park unless you do the insane hike to Longs Peak. I was fully prepared to do this hike (and to wrestle three grizzly bears along the way), but luckily Sarah has better judgment than me.