Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago. I was 20 when I first visited a national park. My best friend and I took a 10 day road trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was 1980 and the first day we were driving down a switchback and turned the corner, there ahead was a Meadow with about 50 elk grazing.
We were able to pull to the side of the road, no one else was around. I was so amazed I said outloud “where’s the fence”? I’d never seen animals in the wild before. We sat there and watched those elk for 20 minutes. I was so thrilled. Since then I have been to 23 national parks and intend to visit many more. When I am in the vastness of the national parks and nature I always feel so much closer to nature and God.

Sincerely,
Judy

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National park offers breathtaking views of the spectacular Rocky Mountain range, with 60 peaks over 12,000 feet, small permanent glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, and historic and cultural treasures including ancient trails, game drives, cattle ranches and lodges. This park’s rugged landscapes harbor hundreds of high-elevation plant and animal species — some that are increasingly rare outside the park or are found nowhere else. Some of the park’s human-made structures speak to the boom-and-bust cycles and neverending search for adequate water supplies that characterized the nation’s westward expansion.

State(s): Colorado

Established: 1915

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