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Rocky Mountains, Mt. Meeker 13,911′ and Longs Peak 14,255′
Ypsilon Mountain sits in the Northern part of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in a range known as the Mummy Range. Ypsilon Mountain, elevation 13,514 ft. Buy a custom print on line- Colorado Ypsilon Mountain Rocky Mountain National Park
The rocky mountains form the Continental Divide, separating rivers draining to the Atlantic and Arctic oceans from those draining to the Pacific. The major Atlantic-bound rivers rising in the Rockies include the Rio Grande, Arkansas, Platte, Yellowstone, Missouri, and Saskatchewan. Those draining to the Arctic include the Peace, Athabasca, and Liard rivers. Flowing to the Pacific Ocean are the Colorado, Columbia, Snake, Fraser, and Yukon rivers.
RMNP spans 265,769 acres of pristine wilderness (358 square miles), making it one of the largest national parks in the United States. Before 1978, there were very few moose in Rocky Mountain National Park. In 1978 and 1979, 24 moose were relocated from Wyoming, and by 1994, the herd had grown to 700 moose. Today, most of the moose in Rocky Mountain National Park are on the western side, in and near Grand Lake.
A scenic landscape view of the continental divide in Colorado Rocky Mountains national park with snow blowing over the divide ridge a beautiful sight to see. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a much different character. Buy a custom print on line – Continental Divide CO Rocky Mountains National Park BW
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Longs Peak is one of the 54 mountains with summits over 14,000 feet in Colorado. Long’s is the only “fourteener” in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the most popular with climbers. In this image you can see snow blowing over the ridges. The East Face of the mountain as seen in this image is quite very steep, and is surmounted by a gigantic sheer cliff known as “The Diamond” named because of its shape, approximately that of a cut diamond. Trails that ascend Longs Peak include the East Longs Peak Trail, the Longs Peak Trail, the Keyhole Route, Clark’s Arrow and the Shelf Trail. Buy this print for sale online – Longs Peak Winter View
Black and white scenic panorama view of the snow covered Mummy Range, Ypsilon Mountain elevation 13,520 ft and Fairchild Mountain, elevation 13,508 ft. The mountain is northwest of Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park. Buy Prints Online – Ypsilon Mountain and Fairchild Mountain Panorama RMNP BW
Winter season with a scenic black and white snow dusted landscape view of the Twin Peaks. Mount Meeker and Longs Peak hidden in some heavy clouds.
Nothing like an early morning sunrise in Colorado. This is a panorama view from Flagstaff Mountain above the city of Boulder Colorado with a city light view of the downtown Boulder mall on the left and the University of Colorado with colors in the sky at sunrise. This very large panorama image of the city lights of Boulder Colorado is 8 portrait images stitched together. Prints for sale on line – City Lights Boulder Colorado Panorama Sunrise
This has to be one of my favorite places and drives. It is amazing how high in elevation you go up in such a short distance. If you take this all the way up you get to Walker Ranch and Gross Reservoir. Beautiful place to have a picnic.
View of the Rocky Mountains Continental Divide Country View from Lafayette Colorado, Boulder County. Buy Print On-line – Rocky Mountain Lafayette Sepia Views.
Lafayette is located in southeastern Boulder County. It is bordered by the town of Erie to the north and east, by the city of Broomfield to the east and south, and by Louisville to the southwest. U.S. Highway 287 is the main road through the city, leading north to Longmont and south to Broomfield and Denver.