Category Archives: RMNP Hiking

The Hike To Dream Lake And Emerald Lake In RMNP Is Always Spectacular!


The hike from Bear Lake to Nymph Lake, Dream Lake and Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is always spectacular…especially in the winter! The skies are so blue and the snow is so pretty.

Many people hike or snowshoe this trail in the winter. Others who are very adventuresome, will put their skins on their downhill skis and ski up to Emerald Lake and then ski down.

On  the way to Dream Lake from Nymph Lake the trail narrows considerably so you need to go single file. We were lucky that the trail was fairly packed down when we passed by. It was  a gorgeous day when Phil took this photograph!

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New Ski Tracks Near Hidden Valley In Rocky Mountain Natinal Park


We were driving up Trail Ridge Road to Hidden Valley to see what the conditions were like when I saw these fresh ski tracks coming down one of the slopes. Someone looked like they were having fun skiing through all of the trees. I wonder where they started their run…

We have our skis ready and waiting until the arctic blast goes away so we can try our hand at skiing at Hidden Valley. Or maybe we’ll just go snowshoeing…that’s just as much fun!

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Cute Little Chickadee On Emerald Lake Trail In RMNP


On our recent hike up to Emerald Lake this cute little chickadee kept following us for the last part of the hike. He was so cute. He’d fly to the ground right near us and peck around and then fly to the branch of a nearby tree.

I finally figured it out and got my camera ready. He landed on this branch on the trail right near Emerald Lake and I clicked away! Cute, isn’t he?

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Mule Deer Enjoying Lunch On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP


On a recent drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, we saw a herd of Mule Deer munching away along the side of Trail Ridge Road. They were so cute! This guy wasn’t bothered by me taking his picture at all!

It’s fun to take a ride through the park and see what kind of wildlife there is that day. It seems like we see something different each time we drive through.

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Sprague Lake In RMNP Is Just Beautiful This Time Of Year!



Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful any time of the year. This particular day the sun was shining and the mountains were spectacular! Phil and I took a walk around the lake. It looked like it had just snowed a couple of inches the night before and it was really pretty.

When we got to the farthest part of the trail we could see where the cross-country skiers had turned around too. They had skied right across the lake. It must be frozen pretty good. I thought the picture with the ski tracks and the mountains as the backdrop was so pretty.

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