Elisabeth is a writer and editor who specializes in the outdoors, environment, health, food, culture, and science. Her work has appeared in Backpacker, Sunset, Grist, Organic Life, Women's Adventure, 5280 (Denver's city magazine), National Park Journal, and more. When she's not scaling peaks in pursuit of a story, Elisabeth loves cooking, paddling, cross-country skiing, and feeding her addiction to self-serve frozen yogurt.
Join the party with these events and festivals you don't want to miss on your Colorado National Park vacation.
The park and the Estes Park and Grand Lake areas are a Things to Do Mecca! Here are our top picks including hiking, horseback riding and scenic drives.
See the Grand Canyon and Great Sand Dunes in one unforgettable trip and end in Estes Park outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.
A chance encounter with conservationist John Muir on a California beach inspired Enos Mills to do for his beloved Rockies what Muir did for Yosemite.
The perfect vacation includes paddling on a lake, rafting on a river, playing cowboy, biking, fly fishing, and attending a baseball game.
Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park includes suggested hikes, horseback rides, and canoeing.
Drive the thrilling Trail Ridge Road, go wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, and visit historic sites in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
The NPS Centennial isn’t just about celebrating an incredible past—it’s also a chance to look ahead to an even more incredible future.
Witness the rebuilding and rebirth of local communities and the landscape itself after the 100-year flood of 2013.