We rented a historic cabin that backed up to the park and offered us wonderful views of the Valley as well as the mountains around us. Our host was a little rabbit that showed up at least twice a day to eat. We were also entertained by a bull elk. The first two nights he just bugled. The third night, he brought his entire harem to visit.
Out trip into the Park was beautiful. We started the drive about 7 am and were rewarded with beautiful vistas and cool air blowing through the aspens. We climbed and climbed and peaked out at 12120 ft above sea level. We started in the alpines with lots of trees and ended up in the Tundra where ground covers were the only thing surviving. Rocky Mountain National Park was unusual because there is only one way in and out. We traveled to the far edge of the park and had to return the same way we came in.