My husband and I spent last weekend in Boulder, Colorado. To get there we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park. If you enlarge the first picture you will see a moose in the water. The trees look sick because pine bark beetles have been feasting on them to the detriment of the trees.
There are many scenic views in the park. From the website:
Trail Ridge Road spans the Park and connects Estes Park on the east side to the town of Grand Lake on the western slope. It's the highest continuous paved road in the United States, reaching an elevation of 12,183 feet. It follows a path that the Ute and other Native American peoples used for thousands of years.
The Trail Ridge road was closed due to snow the last time we visited (in September). It's amazing to be able to drive above timberline.
There was a lot of road construction along the way. The cars are stopped on the ridge.
Hiking on a trail in the tundra literally took our breath away! The air is very thin at 12,000 feet (3657m)!
Visit SkyWatch Friday to admire views from many elevations.