The Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) in North Central Colorado contains more than 265,000 acres and several high-country eco-systems: Majestic mountain views, forested valleys, mountain lakes, alpine tundra and a wide range of plants and animals. The Rocky Mountain National Park Peak Project was started by a group of explorers and photographers based in Estes Park, Colorado. Their goal is to hike or snowshoe to and photograph the summits of all the 125 named peaks within the 358 square miles of Rocky Mountain National Park, 101 of them over 11,000 feet in elevation. For information on the project, visit: ExploringWith.us/rmnppeakproject
Estes Cone was the first official peak summit for the the #RMNPPeakProject. It is ranked as the #101st highest peak at 11,006’ and was completed on May 2nd, 2016. The public is invited to follow progress as reported on the website and on social media.
Rocky Mountain National Park has an average of three million visitors every year and had a record-breaking five million visitors in 2015. The park is widely known as a hiker’s paradise with over 350 miles of hiking trails. It is home to Trail Ridge Road, the longest continuous paved highway in the country. Trails range from easily accessible, casual day hikes to arduous ascents/treks to a number of incredible peaks along the Continental Divide. The park is only an hour-and-a-half from Denver, one reason it has become the nation’s fifth most visited park.