Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vacation 2017, Rocky Mountain National Park






Rocky Mountain National Park

Located in the heart of The Rocky Mountains this crown jewel of national parks is surrounded by 12,000 to 14,000 foot peaks. Wildlife, alpine tundra, wild flowers and majestic valleys make this park a special place for those who come to visit in the summer months. We stayed at Moraine Park campground with a beautiful view of Long's Peak the highest mountain in the park at just over 14,000 feet


Longs Peak

Alpine Tundra on the Trail Ridge Road

View point from Trail Ridge Road

Bear Lake



West side of Rocky Mountain National Park, headwaters of the Colorado River 

Sprauge Lake 

Our dear friend from Florida Jim Pearson drove out to join us during our stay at Rocky Mountain National Park. During our stay at the park we took a drive on the Peak to Peak Highway  over to Nederland, Colorado from Estes Park, Colorado. All along the way we marveled at the great mountain scenery all around us pass through small mountain towns along the way.






The Train Car Coffee & Yogurt Company, Nederlands, CO

These passenger cars were used for The Buffalo Bill's traveling wild west show

The The Carousel of Happiness is a special ride which is all enclosed and has animals carved by a Vietnam Vet over the years that he did to commemorate his fellow soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.  What a wonderful place to stop and smell the wild flowers that populate this area. 



The Carousel of Happiness



Our friend Jim who joined us in The Rocky Mountain National Park











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