The National Park Service has just shared the news that reconstruction on Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will begin! Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in RMNP, providing year-round visitor access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The NPS estimates that more than 2 million park visitors drive on Bear Lake Road each year, and last year over 440,000 riders took advantage of the free shuttle buses along the corridor. Beginning on March 5, 2012, visitors should expect major construction on the lower section of the road for the next
The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing, and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some fun activities with park rangers are offered. Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun family
Many people will tell you that the highlight of their trip in Rocky Mountain National Park was a trip over Trail Ridge Road. The striking beauty around every curve is overwhelming for many who drive this grand road. But when September arrives, the days to travel over Trail Ridge are numbered.
August is a month of transition from Summer into Fall. By late August the tundra turns its fall colors. The juvenile animals are starting to head out on their own, so sightings of coyotes and badgers are on the rise. Up by tree line the Elk are searching for various plants with high calcium and potassium levels to help solidify their antlers.
I recently visited Colorado with my two young kids, ages 4 1/2 and 6. When I travel, I try to find fun activities we can do as a family, all the while experiencing local flavor. We decided to do a couple of easy hikes so that we could all enjoy the beautiful outdoors that the state of Colorado has to offer. Two hikes recommended for youngsters by the NPS in Rocky Mountain National Park are Sprague Lake and Bear Lake. We did each of these hikes on separate days.