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.
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Moose reading the "No Pets Beyond This Point" sign at Lilly Lake, CO on August 14, 2015.
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Nature and beauty is the one thing we can still hold onto. The parks give us so much more - they are a place where we can go to enjoy our natural surroundings as they should be. The parks give me a sense of peace and tranquility, and I enjoy spending time there, and sharing it with my family. — Christy
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