The Ultimate Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Guide

The Ultimate Rocky Mountain National Park Travel Guide
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I wasn’t expecting to see the moose, which is a ridiculous thing to say considering I was running through an area known for attracting them: Kawuneeche Valley, on the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. I had just started my run and was only about 200 yards from the car, so I wasn’t in a wildlife-encounter headspace. But there it was, standing on the opposite side of the Colorado River, as tall as me and a thousand pounds heavier, with a massive rack. 

That’s the thing about the park: awe-inspiring sights come easy here. Elk gather in herds on the east side, while moose patrol the other. In between are bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and black bears. And that’s just the wildlife. The 265,807-ac.... Continue Reading at Outside Online

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