Photo Tour: Rocky Mountain National Park

SUMMER ROAD TRIP, DAYS 71 – 77

Say it ain’t so. Can it really be? We’ve reached #13, the last national park of our unforgettable summer road trip. Here we are at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the third most visited park in the United States. It is home to a 150 peaceful lakes, 359 miles of hiking trails, and 450 miles of streams. The sky-punching mountains are softened by quiet valleys and gentle slopes. The Colorado Rocky Mountain high has captivated us just like John Denver…

“But the Colorado rocky mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky

The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye

Rocky mountain high”

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And so our epic 80 day summer road trip continues – 12 U.S. states, 2 Canadian province and 13 national parks. For the upcoming months, I will be sharing with you our highlights, lowlights, adventures, favorite spots, best tips and our thoughts on three months of road tripping and living in a pop up.  I’ll try to answer any and all of your questions too!  You can also follow our journey via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Miles Driven: 325

Total Road Trip Miles Driven: 9,793

Average Gas Price per Gallon: $2.29

If you would like to see our full itinerary, start at the beginning here. And Start at Day One here.

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Next: Nebraska Road Trip

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14 Responses

  1. Gorgeous photos!! I’d like to take a roadtrip. What would you recommend?

    • Depends on what you are looking to do. There are so many beautiful places in the U.S. to explore and a road trip is a great way to enjoy them!

  2. Such gorgeous photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Colorado. What a wonderful, epic trip you’ve had! Great way to see all the national parks!

  3. Ah, the birds, animals, gorgeous mountains, scenery, fragrant trees…I am loving this summer road trip series you’ve got going on. 😉 Does it have to end?

  4. Your photos are stunning! Rocky Mountain National Park is top on my list to get to in the US! I’d love to go hiking there!

  5. Well you couldn’t have ended your adventure at a better place. Rocky Mountain remains one of my top five parks to hike. It’s stunning and plenty of wildlife. Your pictures capture all of that so thanks for sharing.

  6. Awesome road trip and splendid photos. Good post.

  7. Carol Colborn

    Great photos! We know how great it is to make an American road trip. We did it for five years, full time and saw 39 national parks, 32 national monuments and 100+ other parks and sites.

  8. National parks like this will never ever fail to amaze us, each scene is breathtaking! And you truly captured everything greatly!

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