Cub Lake Trail to Fern Lake Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, CO

In Rocky Mountain National Park west of Estes Park Colorado, Cub Lake and Fern Lake trail heads are reached by driving west from the Beaver Meadows entrance station on US-36, quickly turning left onto Bear Lake Road, and taking the second right onto Fern Lake Road (not well marked). The trail head is typically open during the winter because it is east of the Trail Ridge Road; which is closed October to June. Continue reading “Cub Lake Trail to Fern Lake Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, CO”

Deer Mountain Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, Colorado

In Rocky Mountain National Park west of Estes Park Colorado, Deer Mountain trail head is located west of the Beaver Meadows entrance station on US-36 and before US-36 intersects with US-34. The trail head is typically open during the winter because it is east of the Trail Ridge Road; which is closed October to June. Continue reading “Deer Mountain Trail – RMNP Hiking – Estes Park, Colorado”

Elk – Wapiti (Cervus canadensis) – Pictures from Estes Park, Colorado

Elk (a.k.a., wapiti) are a species of deer and one of the largest mammals in North America. Elk spend most of the year in the sub-alpine life zone, between 10,000 and 11,500 feet in elevation. Continue reading “Elk – Wapiti (Cervus canadensis) – Pictures from Estes Park, Colorado”