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.
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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.
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.