One of the undisputed benefits of living in the Front Range is the easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. A short drive from any of the communities along the Front Range, the beautiful RMNP is a great day trip for both locals and visitors.
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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.