WELCOME TO THE ROCKIES
The park, which comprises a quarter million acres, straddling the Continental Divide, includes within its boundaries a splendidly representative area of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The Front range is characterized by its narrow gorges and broad open valleys surrounded by high, rugged, snow-capped mountains which frequently rise abruptly a mile above the valley floor. The park-like valleys and glades that penetrate the range are clothed with a profusion of wildflowers and the mountain slopes with great forests. (Motorists Guide: Rocky Mountain National Park, 1936)
BEAR LAKE ROAD
STORM PEAK TRAIL
Ice and snow in summertime. A relic of the Ice Age, the perpetual snow bridge in the Rocky Mountain National Park spans the outlet stream to Blue Bird Lake. At certain times of the year the cavern is open, and one may pick his way, from rock to rock, through the stream.
A viewpoint where travelers always linger. Blue Bird Lake lies in what is known as the Wild Basin, a name suggest by Enos Mills, famous naturalist, who loved its rugged grandeur. The lake is reached by a good trail up the North St. Vrain Creek from Allen’s Park Village.
WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK
Hiking the Rockies makes you feel like you are on top of the world, and it literally takes your breath away. But after you catch your breath, the view of the Colorado wilds below is unparalleled.
SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: TRAIL RIDGE ROAD
When Stephen T. Mather became the first director of the National Park Service in 1916, he envisioned a master scenic boulevard that would connect the visual wonders of the West. By the time the route was chosen and dedicated, there were 12 parks included in what was called the National Park-to-Park Highway. Even though the idea was little more than lines on a map at the time, Mather’s vision eventually brought the splendor of America within reach of the traveling public.
Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.
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DISCOVER NEARBY PARKS
Long ago black lava flows bathed the Snake River Plain in sharp, volcanic rock. Today this wilderness of cinder crags, splatter cones and lava tubes inspires the imagination.
The gold standard of U.S. Parks—witness volcanic activity in action, watch bison herds forage, or get lost in an unending wilderness of lakes, valleys and geothermal wonders.
EXPLORE REGIONS OF AMERICA
A Pacific Northwest paradise home to volcanic mountain ranges, lush and mossy rainforests, crystal blue waterways, and evergreen landscapes extending as far as the eye can see.
Where the warm sandy seashores and the high Sierras meet—wander beneath timberlines that touch the sky, scale granite cliff monoliths, and be inspired by majestic inland valleys.
Enter into a land of timeworn desert vistas. Here you will discover the striking masonry of red rock wonderlands, expansive river-cut canyons, and the far-flung frontiers of the hoodoo wilderness.