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Girls hike in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Mar
01
2017

Tired of the I-70 gridlock and the masses of people at the ski slopes? Take a breath and escape with your family to Estes Park this spring break. Discover what it feels like to snowshoe across a frozen alpine lake and spot a bull elk forage in a snow-covered meadow. Or join your kids for

Northern Shrike bird in Rocky Mountain National Park
Nov
27
2016

In the winter months, a very cool migrant bird visits Rocky Mountain National Park and the Estes Park area. It’s the predatory songbird known as the Butcher Bird or the Northern Shrike. The Northern Shrike eats insects, small reptiles and even small mammals. The reason for the moniker of “Butcher” is an amazing behavior of

Estes Park Holiday Market
Nov
15
2016

Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Estes Park Holiday Market the weekend before Thanksgiving on Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This event will be held at the Estes Park Conference Center (201 S. St. Vrain Avenue off Highway 7 in Estes Park), adjacent to the

Shedding Velvet
Aug
02
2016

Each year the bull elk start their antler growth around March 10th, and finish growing and hardening their antlers on August 10th or so. So they have five months to grow to impress the cow elk with their health and vitality. Once the antlers are complete, the soft hair covered velvet starts to dry and

Dream Rainbow by Yellow Wood Guiding
Jun
20
2016

Imagine you are out on the trail in Rocky Mountain National Park and you are caught in one of the quick rainstorms we often experience in the summer. As you scramble to put on your raincoat, you might get a quick view of a rainbow as the storm passes. The physics of rainbows are rather

Elk Calves Kissing
Jun
20
2016

Every summer, we are greeted by the sweet sight of a Nursery Herd. These Elk herds are made up of cows, their calves, and a few juvenile bulls that are two or three years old. The elk calves from just a few days old have a very strong herding behavior and will develop friendships with