Rocky Mountain National Park is the living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak. These snow fields are where much of the water originates for the watersheds of Colorado's Front Range and water to many western states.
The park provides visitors with opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures but this volume of people threatens the air quality in the park. The pine beetle infestation threatens the trees and several species of bark beetles are presently killing lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine, limber pine, Engelmann spruce, subalpine fir and Colorado blue spruce.
Please enjoy a short film that showcases the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park from the aerial perspective!
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