Trail Ridge Road

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

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