Indian Peaks Creek

Immediately to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park lies the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This is federal land and can be accessed by everyone. It is a place with remote jagged peaks and full of snow in the winter and water in the summer. This remote Indian Peaks creek is just one of many unnamed…

Mount of the Holy Cross

For many years frontiersmen from the western United States told stories about a mountain with a giant cross etched in to its face. It was considered a legend for many years due to its remote location high in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. When the first photographs in the mid-nineteenth century made their way…

Mills Lake

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of my favorite places to hike. Although many of the short trails are often crowded, it can be easy to find solitude in the scenic mountainous terrain. I believe it has some of the best overnight backpacking in the entire National Park system. This is Mills Lake. It is a good…