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.
Moose reading the "No Pets Beyond This Point" sign at Lilly Lake, CO on August 14, 2015.
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In an overpopulated planet dominated by industrialization and human destruction, the preservation of open land is essential to maintaining our connection to the natural world. As we continue to transform Earth at our whim, it's easy to lose sight of its wonder. For those enclosed in urban environments, it's also easy to lose sight of the fact that we share this place with other magnificent species, and seeing those species in the wild is essential to understanding our true place among them. — Ben
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