Living in Northern Colorado has been such an incredible move for my family and me. Having moved here a little over a year ago, I still cannot believe all the beauty that surrounds us. 

Over the weekend I had the idea that I wanted to watch the sunrise from Rocky Mountain National Park. Lucky for my internal clock because I forgot to set the alarm, so we missed the sunrise but still were able to get in the park at 7:15a. We went in through the Fall River Entrance and didn't wait in a line which was not the case at the Beaver Meadows Entrance according to some friends who were also visiting the park.

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Once in the park, I could not believe the beauty. Everywhere you looked it was stunning, especially with the changing of the leaves. As we decided to take a walk down what seemed like an empty road, a woman came up to us and said there was a "harem of about 25 about 125 yards ahead." I had no idea what she was talking about until we rounded the turn and saw about 25 elk just grazing in the field. It was serene. The serenity made me think that if I were an elk I would want to live in Rocky Mountain National Park, seems like a good place to call home.

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Here are my favorite pictures from the day. While we're not professional photographers, you don't need to be in RMNP, after all, the park does all the work for you.