Rocky Mountains By. SHaylee Terry

My National Park is the Rocky Mountains.

They are located in Colorado.

They are located Northwest of Denver International Airport.

The History of Rocky Mountain National Park began when Paleo-Indians traveled along what is now Trail Ridge Road to hunt and forage for food. Ute and Arapaho people hunted and camped in the area since then. In 1820, The Long Expedition, led by Stephen H. Long, for whom Longs Peak was named. Longs Peak is below.

Here are some places to visit. Alluival Fan. via. ...

Cub Lake Trail. via. ...

Bear Lake. via. ...

Sky Pond. via. ...

Old Fall River Road. via. ...

Adams Falls. via. ...

Estes Park. via.

Sky Pond is below.

Something to lookout for. While these magnificent animals are beautiful and tend to move very slowly as they eat their way through meadows, you don't want to get anywhere near them. A moose can weigh up to 1,500 pounds and can run more than 30 miles per hour.

Ways to protect the park. Locals and return visitors love RMNP so much that they volunteer more than 100,000 hours a year (equal to 48 full-time employees) as park ambassadors, gladly donating their time to operating visitor centers, improving trails and park upkeep. Find out how to get involved with volunteer efforts.

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