The most visited of Colorado’s four National Parks is 101 years old today. Rocky Mountain National Park came to exist January 26, 1915 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill creating our National Park.
This park has many attractions; the most notable is Trail Ridge Road. This road, connecting the towns of Grand Lake on the west and Estes Park on the east, reaches 12,183 feet and crosses the Continental Divide. The road, US 34 is the highest continuous highway in the United States. Trail Ridge Road closes in the winter, due to snow. Rocky Mountain National Park has much wildlife, including large elk herds, prompting Estes Park to hold Elk Fest every fall. Hiking, mountain climbing and camping are just a few activities enjoyed by park visitors.
When in Colorado we hope you visit all of our National Parks: Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and Mesa Verde National Park.
We love Rocky Mountain National Park as well as the other national parks!
Rocky Mountain is one of my favorites. Love them all, but this one is so beautiful and the closest to us. Aren’t we fortunate to live in Colorado. Thanks for reading and commenting.