Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated lifeforms in Rocky Mountain National Park are the large variety of lichens growing on the rocks and trees. Not only are lichen colorful and an important food source for the park's beloved elk, but they actually played an important role in creating RMNP as we know it.
Bike Tours Offer Unique Perspective
While there are many ways to enjoy the scenery of Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area, the bicycle offers a completely unique perspective. "It's the perfect pace for seeing the world. You can cover a lot more ground than hiking, and yet you can still have that connection with the landscape that simply cannot be experienced from inside a car," says Shannon Burke of Velo View Bike Tours.