Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road

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  • Fall River Road

    This summer view from the Alpine Visitor Center looks down on the rich forested valley along Fall River Road.

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  • Longs Peak Interpretive Sign

    A couple stops to appreciate the landscape's bright greens, blues, and purples while reading the interpretive sign at Longs Peak.

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  • Road Near Milner Pass and the Continental Divide

    The road close to Milner Pass and the Continental Divide winds and curves through the fields and forests.

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  • Visitors at Summit Trail

    Visitors climb the summit trail, located at the Alpine Visitor Center. Once they reach the top, they stand at an altitude of 12,005 feet above sea level.

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  • Valley From the West Side of Milner Pass

    From the west side of Milner Pass, a green valley expanse lies in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Continental Divide Interpretive Sign

    This interpretive sign explains the Continental Divide.

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  • Elk at the Beaver Ponds

    A small herd of elk graze on the fields in the area where the Beaver Ponds once were.

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  • Path to Forest Canyon Overlook

    Visitors follow the path to the Forest Canyon Overlook.

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  • Group at Forest Canyon Overlook

    This family takes the time to look out over Forest Canyon.

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  • Interpretive Signs at Forest Canyon Overlook

    This couple reads the interpretive signs that supplement the view at the Forest Canyon Overlook.

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  • View from Rainbow Curve

    Looking from Rainbow Curve, Beaver Meadows lies in the valley below.

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  • Alpine Lakes and Never Summer Mountains

    The Alpine Lakes and Never Summer Mountain Range are visible from the Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road Byway.

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  • Beaver Meadows

    This stretch of road through Rocky Mountain National Park reveals Beaver Meadows with a field to the left and a forest to the right.

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  • Pullout Along Trail Ridge Road

    This pullout along Trail Ridge Road offers views of Longs Peak and a partially cloudy sky.

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  • Entrance to the Alpine Visitor Center

    Looking from the entrance to the Alpine Visitor Center, clouds appear ready to rain on the land below.

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  • Wild Elk in Estes Park, Colorado

    A herd of wild elk grazes in the Estes Park, Colorado Township.

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  • The Lava Cliffs

    The Lava Cliffs serve as evidence of both the volcanic and glacial activity in the area.

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  • The Continental Divide

    The Continental Divide provides two distinct climates--one on each side of its jagged peaks.

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  • Elk in the Alpine Tundra

    Elk are not uncommon in the seemingly flat alpine tundra.

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  • A Stark Contrast

    These gentle wildflowers are starkly contrasted by the rugged Rocky Mountains in the background.

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  • Graced by Wildflowers

    Hearty wildflowers grace this meadow high up in the Rocky Mountains.

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  • View from Many Parks Curve

    Spectators enjoy the clear panorama from Many Parks Curve.

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  • Longs Peak

    Through a break in the trees, Longs Peak stands majestic under its snow cover.

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  • Miles of Mountains

    Miles of mountains surround this byway.

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  • Bear Lake

    Trees surround this gentle lake in Colorado.

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  • Stanley Hotel

    Two visitors pose for this picture in front of the stately Stanley Hotel.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    The view into Rocky Mountain National Park from Milner Pass shows a small pond with grassy shores.

  • A White-Tailed Ptarmigan in Disguise

    To spot a white-tailed ptarmigan, disguised by its surroundings, onlookers must have a sharp eye.

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  • Bighorn Sheep in the Alpine Tundra

    Bighorn sheep enjoy the abundant plant life found in the alpine tundra high in the Rocky Mountains.

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  • Formidable View from the Forest Canyon Overlook

    A formidable mountain peak serves as a beacon to travelers gazing out from the Forest Canyon Overlook.

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  • Cross-Country Fun in Rocky Mountain National Park

    A family enjoys cross-country skiing between the snowy trees in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Enjoying a Rocky Mountain View

    These visitors enjoy a snowy view of Rocky Mountain National Park on one of the park's many trails that are used during the winter.

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  • Snowy Slopes of the Rocky Mountains

    A view of the snowy slopes of the mighty Rocky Mountains is framed by snow-dusted branches of coniferous trees.

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  • Ranger-led Snowshoe Tour in Rocky Mountain National Park

    This brave group of visitors traverses across the deep snow in Rocky Mountain National Park as part of a ranger-led snowshoe tour.

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  • Wildlife in a Rocky Mountain Winter

    A mule deer gnaws on the branches of a shrub in Rocky Mountain National Park in winter. Visitors can expect to see wildlife year-round.

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  • View from Forest Canyon Overlook

    Sunlight streams though the clouds overlooking the jagged cliffs and lichen-covered rocks at the US-34 Forest Canyon Overlook in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Rock Cut Overlook

    A rocky slope at Rock Cut Overlook highlights in closeup the nature of the Rocky Mountains, visible across a wide valley.

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  • Alpine Visitor Center

    The wood and stone Alpine Visitor Center sits near Fall River Pass beneath the bright blue sky and white puffy clouds.

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  • Milner Pass

    A small wooden sign beside a hiking trail indicates Milner Pass, located between the snow-capped Rocky Mountains.

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  • Rainbow Curve Overlook

    Cars pull off the road at the Rainbow Curve Overlook on a sunny summer's day in the Rocky Mountains.

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  • View from Rainbow Curve

    Dark trees blanket the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park across from the Rainbow Curve overlook on Trail Ridge Road.

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