Rocky Mountain National Park Photo Gallery

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Sunset light on Long's Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Straddling the Continental Divide and boasting more than 60 mountain peaks that top 12,000 feet, this Colorado park is one of the nation's most spectacular. Long's is the park's highest peak, soaring 14,255 feet above sea level.  
Credit: Eric Wunrow/Colorado Tourism 
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Majestic views are easy to find along Trail Ridge Road, which cuts across the mountains in the northern portion of the park and rises as high as 12,183 feet.  
Credit: Paul Martin/Flickr 
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There are more than 1,000 elk in Rocky Mountain National Park, and they're easily spotted. In the spring and summer, you may even see bull elk rounding up their cows or hear a rutting bull's distinctive, strangled bellow.  
Credit: Natalie Lucier/Flickr 
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A view of Mount Alice from the west side of the Continental Divide. The west side of the park receives more rainfall than the east and is characterized by lush forests and meadows.  
Credit: Eric Wunrow/Colorado Tourism 
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The brilliant blue Stellar's jay is one of more than 280 species of birds found throughout the park.  
Credit: Ingrid Taylar/Flickr 
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A blue columbine blooming along the Lake Irene Trail  
Credit: F. Delventhal/Flickr 
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Misty mountains seen from the Ute Trail. The trail runs roughly parallel to Trail Ridge Road, crossing the Continental Divide above Poudre Lake.  
Credit: Wikimedia 
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Sprague Lake partially frozen and dusted with snow  
Credit: Ariel Matzuk/Flickr 
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Found throughout the park, golden-mantled ground squirrels aren't afraid to beg hikers for lunch.  
Credit: Ariel Matzuk/Flickr 
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At one time nearly wiped out by hunting and disease, the park's population of bighorn sheep has recovered in recent decades and now numbers upward of 600.  
Credit: Ingrid Taylar/Flickr 
 
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