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Lost Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Lost Lake is located is located off Laramie River Road in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County. Photo by Laurie Paulik.
Trail to Judd Falls, West Elk Mountains, Crested Butte
Trail to Judd Falls, Gothic, Colorado, West Elk Mountains, Gunnison County. Gothic was once home to a thriving silver mine that operated from 1879 to 1896. The town once had almost 1,000 residents but was mostly abandoned leaving 200 buildings. in 1928 after being declared a ghost town the land was purchased by Dr. John Johnson and converted into the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which specializes in botanical and ecological research to this day.
Herman Gulch, Arapaho National Forest, Summit County
Herman Gulch (11,987') is located north of Bakerville, CO in the Arapaho National Forest. The Herman Gulch trail is very popular and is best avoided on the weekends. The trial is part of the Continental Divide Trail. Photo by Mo Ewing
Aspen Forest Dunkley Pass, Routt National Forest
An aspen forest, near Chapman Reservoir, Dunckly Pass, Routt National Forest, Routt County. There is a nice campground on the reservoir. Photo by Mo Ewing.
Loveland Lakes, Loveland Pass, Summit County
Loveland Lakes are located at the top of Loveland Pass (11,990') off Route 6 in Summit County. There is a loop trail which goes around two of the lakes and is about 0.8 miles long. This is a wonderful place to view alpine wildflowers. Photo by Mo Ewing
High Creek Fen, South Park, Park County.
High Creek Fen, South Park, Park County. An example of the rare extreme rich fens in the subalpine at 10,000 feet altitude. Photo by Mo Ewing
Horseshoe Cirque, Mosquito Range, Park County
Horseshoe Cirque and alpine meadow, Mosquito Range, Park County. This is an extraordinarily perfect example of a cirque carved out by glaciers over millennia. The cirque faces northeast. Photo by Mo Ewing
East Lost Park, Lost Creek Wilderness, Park County
East Lost Park, Lost Creek Wilderness, Park County. This is an example of one of the lovely subalpine parks in the area. There is a small campground with trails that access the mountain parks. Photo by Mo Ewing
Staunton State Park, Park and Jefferson Counties
The 3,828 acre Staunton State Park, was opened to the public on May 18, 2013. The park is located approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Denver, north of US Highway 285 in Jefferson and Park Counties. Its elevation ranges from 8,100 to 10,000 feet and has a wide range of plant communities makes for excellent wildflower hikes. Photo by Mo Ewing.