Courtney Holden

Courtney is a journalist and brand manager with a genuine enthusiasm for people and their stories. When not in the office, you’ll find Courtney playing in the Colorado mountains with her husband and son.

Trail Ridge Restaurant Fruit options

Trail Ridge Store and Cafe in Rocky Mountain National Park

Find healthy foods at Rocky Mountain's sole food vendor at the seasonal Trail Ridge Store and Cafe. Get sandwiches, salads and fruits to dine in or grab-n-go.

Wild Basin entrance station at Rocky Mountain National Park

Entrance Fees and Where to Get Your National Park Pass

Want to take in the sweeping beauty of Longs Peak or the awe-inspiring view of Painted Wall? Here are the many options for national park entrance fees.

elk bugling in the early morning in Rocky Mountain National Park

Autumn Elk Rutting Season in Rocky Mountain National Park

At its peak from mid-September to mid-October, the elk rut is a time when male elk, or bulls, vie for the hearts of their female harems.

Sunrise at a wintery Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

In Winter, Rocky Mountain National Park Splits in Two

Though Trail Ridge Road closes in the winter, Rocky Mountain National Park is OPEN all year. The story becomes the tale of two Parks

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park's Glacier Gorge with Longs Peak in the horizon.

Winter in Rocky Mountain National Park

Check out the winter wonderland that is RMNP. Just make sure to do a bit of planning and preparation before heading into this lovely white landscape.

White wildflowers

Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park

Spring is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, when the weather is cool, the flowers are budding, and the crowds are light.

Sunrise at Sprague Lake

Rocky Mountain Pioneers Abner and Alberta Sprague

Abner Sprague was one of the first settlers to the area that is now Rocky Mountain National Park, and the first park visitor to pay an entrance fee.

Mom hiking with baby in winter

Free Guided Hikes on New Year's Day

Jan 1, Colorado Parks & Wildlife will offer free, guided hikes through state parks as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes.

Arapaho Indians

Native American Tribes in Rocky Mountain National Park

Utes and Arapaho Indian Nations in Rocky Mountain National Park

Elk grazing in Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park

Where to See Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park

Traveling in herds across open tundra and low-lying valleys, Elk are routinely considered the main wildlife attraction.