Estes Magazine

Bear in Estes Park
Jun
30
2016

One of the most common question I get on Wildlife Safaris is, “Where are the bears?” It has been estimated that in the entire Rocky Mountain National Park area there are only 24 adult Black Bears. Our bears are rather anti-social and are more nocturnal than bears in many other national parks. The park only

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

An elk on Trail Ridge Road looks out over Rocky Mountain National Park with Longs Peak in the distance.
Jun
20
2016

Enos Mills imagined a national park that stretched from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans west of Denver. With the financial support of Estes Park resident F.O. Stanley, a tireless Mills lectured across the country and lobbied Congress. After a six-year fight, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill on January 26, 1915 that established Rocky

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

Golden Banner
May
23
2016

Mid June is peak flower season in the lower elevation meadows of Rocky Mountain National Park. One of the most prolific flowers in the park is the Golden Banner. This pea relative has a unique keel shaped flower structured to only allow insects and hummingbirds big enough to open their trap door petals to get