a photo of grasses
There are more than 100 species of grasses in the park. This grassy meadow is still verdant even though growing on a south facing slope, where radiant energy from the summer sun sucks most moisture from the ground.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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