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

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Hidden Valley

a photo of Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley typifies the boreal ecosystem within the park. Spruce and fir trees seen here, along with understory species such
as farie slipper orchids, feather moss and moon fern, create a forest environment similar to that seen further north. Hidden Valley even has a type of soil, a Spodosol, commonly seen in places like Scandanavia or Canada.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Did You Know?

a photo of Abner Sprague buying a pass to Rocky Mountain National Park

Homesteader and lodge keeper Abner Sprague was the first person to pay to enter Rocky Mountain National Park. His fee was $3.