Tag Archives: Estes Park Weather

The Pasqueflowers Are Blooming On Black Canyon Trail On Lumpy Ridge In RMNP

It was a gorgeous sunny day with the forecast in the low 60s. Phil and I got our cameras out and went wildflower hunting on Black Canyon Trail. It’s a gorgeous trail with views of Twin Owls and Lumpy Ridge.

We found many new buds with wildflowers to come but this one was just beautiful! The Pasqueflower is one of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. We got there early when there was still some dew and ice particles on the closed Pasqueflowers. But as the day warmed up, the flowers bloomed and this is what I got.  I thought it was just spectacular! What a beautiful flower and such a nice welcome to spring.

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The Big Horn Sheep Were Busy Grazing Along Route 34 In The Big Thompson Canyon

On our drive down Route 34 the other day, we saw a herd of Big Horn Sheep grazing on the side of the road. We stopped the car to look and the background was so pretty.

It had snowed the night before and there was still some snow on the grass and trees. We both just loved the picture of the sheep with the winter backdrop.

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The Big Thompson River Was Gorgeous With The Dusting Of Snow On The Trees Giving It A Mystical Look

As we were driving down Route 34 after a light dusting of snow the night before, I kept telling Phil to stop the car so I could take a picture. The views were just magnificent.

When we came to this bend, the lighting was just perfect and I clicked away. I really like this photograph and all of its depth. What a beautiful scene, as the Big Thompson River heads into the canyon.

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Longs Peak After The Snow in RMNP

 

While we got about 3-4″ of snow the other day in Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park got hammered with snow. Phil and I were driving along Wonderview Ave. and Longs Peak was just gorgeous in the distance. I don’t remember ever seeing those high peaks with so much snow. What a beautiful view of Longs Peak and the snow-covered mountains!

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Beautiful Reflection Of Lumpy Ridge And The Mummy Range In RMNP On Lake Estes

I thought I’d go for  a walk around Lake Estes one morning last week. The weather was a bit cloudy but pretty warm and the forecast was for very windy. I brought my camera…just in case there was any wildlife.

I kept looking for the wind but it was a calm as can be. As I got to the other side of the lake, the reflection of the Lumpy Ridge and Mummy Range  (in the distance) in Rocky Mountain National Park was just spectacular! You can also see the Stanley Hotel in the reflection. I clicked away, knowing that in a few minutes there might be whitecaps on the lake.

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