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I am a Denver-based writer, travel lover, and author of The Drive North and Destination Paranormal. I have several other books in the works, including fiction.

Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

Happy birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! That’s right, today – January 26th, 2015 – is the park’s 100th birthday. On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to designate what some call the Switzerland of the U.S. as a national park. In honor of one of my favorite places in Colorado, particularly to go hiking, I dug through some of my old photos. Here they are, my favorites from my trips to one of the most beautiful places in the world…

Ouzel Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

Ouzel Lake in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

A frozen Mill's Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

A frozen Mill’s Lake in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park

An elk lounging off Trail Ridge Road

An elk lounging off Trail Ridge Road

Lily Lake and Longs Peak

Lily Lake and Longs Peak

A bear high in the trees on the way to - appropriately enough - Bear Lake

A bear high in the trees on the way to – appropriately enough – Bear Lake

Alberta Falls

Alberta Falls

Mills Lake

Mills Lake

Copeland Falls

Copeland Falls

Driving Old Fall River Road

Driving Old Fall River Road

A lovely butterfly on the trail to Ouzel Lake

A lovely butterfly on the trail to Ouzel Lake

The creek-side trail leading to Ouzel Lake

The creek-side trail leading to Ouzel Lake

That's one big elk!

That’s one big elk!

The view from the Alpine Visitor Center

The view from the Alpine Visitor Center

If you’re interested in visiting Rocky Mountain National Park to celebrate its 100th birthday, events are being held all year. The listings are on the official NPS site.

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5 Comments on “Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!”

  1. 403 S Guymard Rd Fairplay Co January 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

    Just the perfect mountain peak residence!

  2. Lucy Teel October 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    I would like to use you photo of the creek-side trail leading to Ouzel Lake to make a quilt. Please email me if that is ok.

    • Jason's Travels October 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

      Please contact me through the form on the “About” page, Lucy, and let me know more about your project. Thanks!

  3. Lucy Teel October 10, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

    I did. Did you receive it?

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