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

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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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 a spider web

Hummingbirds use spiderwebs to bolster their nests, which are the size of a walnut shell. Hummingbird eggs are the size of a Tic-Tac breath mint.