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Estes Park, CO 80517
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McGraw Ranch or the Indian Head Ranch was founded in 1884. The later owners of the property, The McGraws, operated it as a guest ranch, over the time it was sold several times and was finally taken over by the National Park Service. Currently, McGraw Ranch is located within the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Declared as a National Historic Landmark in 2001, Beaver Meadows Visitors Center is the main visitors' center at Rocky Mountain National Park. Take a pit-stop here on your way to the park to arm yourself with a wealth of important information that will definitely make your park experience more memorable. From what are the best hiking trails to a short film on the park, gift shops and a café, the center has it all. They also have a large three-dimensional map of the park with lighted features. The Beaver Meadows Visitors Center is open daily from 8:00a to 4:30p (except on Christmas and Thanksgiving).
The Moraine Park Museum and Amphitheater is a tourist attraction that showcases an array of interesting exhibitions and programs on the ecosystems. It features natural history displays on geology, glaciation and the climate. The site also has a bookstore and can host wedding receptions for around 100 people. The museum is inaccessible during winters.
Located at the Rocky Mountain National Park, The East Longs Peak Trail, Longs Peak Trail and Keyhole Route-Shelf Trail is an amazing recreational park. Visit to this park is a visit to the most amusing and unique climbs. With a great summer climb, the peaks are amazingle vertical and rope climbing is a compulsion under guidance. During winters the park is best fo experienced climbers, the weather conditions may require experienced guidances, however, it is a great adventure where one can enjoy a different view of nature.
The Rocky Mountain National Park is a United States National Park located in the state of Colorado. Spanning 265,761 acres (107,550 hectares), here you can find geographically diverse features like towering mountains, dense forests and pristine blue lakes at the park. Visitors can chance upon a meeting with wildlife like moose, elks, black bears and mountain lions here or revel in the glory of the varied hues of the many wildflowers growing in the park. The park also features a number of hiking, biking and winter sport trails, picnic spots and campsites. Check the website for more information.
Paved Road is spread across 48 miles (77.25 kilometers) and offers amazing vistas that will make your drive memorable. Trail Ridge Road or Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway or U.S. Route 34 winds through the Rocky Mountain National Park to the Grand Lake. Opened in 1921, this route takes you through alpine peaks, forests, lakes, waterfalls and meadows. Due to heavy snowfall, it is closed during winters and is open during summers.
Renowned Old Park River Road, situated in the Rocky Mountain National Park, is one of the first vehicular roads to infiltrate the inside of the park. It proved as a connecting link between the east side of the park close to Estes Park to Grand Lake on the west. The Old River Fall Road is home to varied wildflowers. Once above the tree line, one can also spot deer, elk, bighorn, marmots and sheep. The road is in the midst of nature and the maximum speed limit of 15 miles (24 kilometers) per hour evidently indicates that it requires a quiet and calm approach as one’s drive proceeds.
The Fall River Pump House and Catchment Basin was constructed in 1938 and are mainly located in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The unique design exemplifies the features of the Rustic style that has paved for its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The design was the brainchild and the result of the efforts of landscape architects W. G. Hill and L. Fletcher of the National Park Service. A significant historic site, the Pump House and Basin primarily took care of water treatment for the Alpine Visitor Center and the Fall River Pass Museum.
Renowned architect Daniel Ray Hull designed the Fall River Pass Ranger Station in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was created in the National Park Service Rustic style and was constructed in 1922. It is predominantly a stone composition and is similar to the design of the Chasm Lake Shelter. The years from 1933 to 1937 saw the transformation of the ranger station into a museum. Later, the ranger station witnessed the addition of the nearby Trail Bridge Road.
Comprising of two ranger districts; the Canyon Lakes Ranger District and the Boulder Ranger District, forms the Roosevelt National Forest. The historic national forest is primly is situated in north central Colorado. It encompasses a massive land area of 813,799 acres (3293.33 square kilometers). The monumental park was established in 1897. The area moreover constitutes distinct mountainous regions and is a scenic avenue. It boasts of as many as six wilderness areas within the park. Hiking, camping, wildlife viewing, fishing, horseback riding, fishing, skiing and some other winter sports are highlighted activities of this area.
Horsetooth Resevoir welcomes you to spend a relaxed evening and indulge in your favorite past-time. With a long stretch of shoreline, the reservoir remains a popular spot for swimming, picnicking, camping and boating. Adventure seekers can also opt for rock climbing or scuba diving in the reservoir's gushing waters.
Brush shoulders with sculptures here at the Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland! The garden in its open space has a display of over 100 sculptures. The annual Sculpture in the Park is held here.