• Photo of park visitors enjoying sunset from the Alpine Ridge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Elk in Summer Coat

a photo of an elk in summer coat
This bull elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis ) in Rocky Mountain National Park shows his summer light-weight coat. Note that his antlers are still in velvet.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Did You Know?

a photo of a comfort station

Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!