• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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 arrowheads that archeologists found in the park.

The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...