Moraine Park, Colorado is an expansive valley along one of the most scenic in Rocky Mountain National Park. One of my favorite ways to wake up and start my mornings watching the sun gently light up the valley ahead of my next hiking adventure.
So often the morning mists rises from the Big Thompson River, and herds of elk are grazing across the moraine. It simply makes for a landscape like no other. In the evening, the setting sun ushers in the shadows and light that literally dance across moraine valley floor making it this photographer's go to place. The scenery is always changing and never disappoints.
From here the many hiking trailheads are only minutes away that provide escapes from it all in the thick of the wilderness surrounded by the picturesque peaks of the Rocky Mountains.