Mikaela is a sales and content specialist for National Park Trips. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her writing has appeared online for brands like Copper Mountain Ski Area and Keep Nature Wild and in print for the National Park Journals.
Based out of Boulder, Colo., Rocky Mountain National Park is in Mikaela’s backyard. Her favorite place in the park? Emerald Lake in the winter.
Mikaela’s passion is to inspire others to get out and experience life. She spends most of her free-time outside hiking, skiing, climbing, taking photos, camping, snowshoeing, doing yoga – you name it! When she’s not outside, you can find her exploring hipster coffee shops or on the hunt for Denver’s best mac n’ cheese. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @themillennialoutside.
This family-owned, modern hotel on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is the perfect base for your vacation.
Start planning your off-the-beaten path vacation with our tips on hotels, cabins and camping.
With incredible sheer black cliffs, a history-filled past and abundant plants and wildlife, this park is one of Colorado’s most under-rated destinations
Board the train on either end of the line for a full day of jaw-dropping views. If you didn’t know better, you might think you’d been transported back to 1880.
Point your wheels towards evergreen forests, pristine rivers and abundant wildlife opening up to a beautiful high alpine valley, guarded by breathtaking peaks.
“Everyone’s welcome here.” It's the best reason to stop in Durango, Colo. on your way to Mesa Verde National Park.
With its striking black sheer cliffs, some might argue that the Black Canyon may be even more impressive than the Grand Canyon. Discover for yourself.
Fruita is famous for its world class mountain biking, with endless miles of single track trails, but in summer the key is to get wet!