We drove west across the park on Trail Ridge Road, stopping at most of the pull-offs and overlooks along the way. This is the view from Rainbow Curve.
The Forest Canyon Overlook. At lower elevations, the day had been extraordinary. Up above timberline, it was tremendously windy.
The view from the Alpine Visitor Center. Perhaps 20 Elk were relaxing in the cirque below the overlook.
We browsed in the gift shop for a bit, but the prices were as ridiculous as any I think I’ve seen anywhere. I did spot a family of four Yellow-bellied Marmots right outside the window.
Another clump of cars right below timberline alerted us to another herd of Elk in the woods.