Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Colorado

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   Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915.  Its gross area is over 250,000 acres.  It is split by the Continental Divide and contains over 350 miles of trails, 150 lakes and 450 miles of streams.  There are over 60 peaks over 12,000 feet, including the highest, Long's Peak at 14,259 feet.


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  Fall in the Rockies - Perspectives No. 48
  Our Favorite 10 Easy-to-Access Painting Spots in Rocky Mountain National Park
  Night Painting in Rocky Mountain National Park - Perspectives No. 36
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  Painting in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  Painting in Rocky Mountain National Park
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