Rocky Mountain National Park

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In 1859, while on a hunting expedition, Joel Estes and his son stumbled across the meadows that eventually became Estes Park. The mining town of Lulu City was established with great fanfare and promotion in the media. Enos Mills, then a 14 year old boy, moved to Estes Park in 1884. He quickly began exploring the mountains of the area, and wrote many naturalist books and articles describing the region. He later became a proponent of the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park and lobbied heavily for the legislation to create the park. The bill passed congress and was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on January 26, 1915. A formal dedication ceremony was held on September 4, 1915 in Horseshoe Park. The park boundary has increased during the years, with the largest parcel—the Never Summer Range—added in 1929.

Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses approximately 265,770 acres (1,076 km2) of land in Colorado's northern Front Range. The park is split by the Continental Divide, which gives the eastern and western portions of the park a different characterThe park contains 359 miles (578 km) of trails, 150 lakes, and 450 miles (720 km) of streams. The park contains over 60 named peaks higher than 12,000 feet (3,700 m), and over one fourth of the park resides above tree line. The highest point of the park is Longs Peak, which rises to 14,259 feet (4,346 m; surveys before 2002 show 14,255 feet (4,345 m)  above sea level. Longs Peak is the only fourteen thousand foot peak in the park.

 

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