There’s an App for That
This new driving app for Rocky Mountain National Park will add to your drive through the national park.
GyPSy Guide is an app that turns your tablet or smartphone into your personal tour guide. With automatic commentary while you drive, the app makes you feel as if you have a local friend riding along with you. All you have to do is listen to the commentary and enjoy the spectacular scenery. You will be told of upcoming viewpoints and the best things to see. And yes, there is information about elk and other wildlife.
GyPSy uses cutting-edge technology and, once downloaded, doesn’t require data or a cellular network while you are driving. gypsyguide.com.
ride like a cowboy
Interested in experiencing Rocky like a cowpoke? National Park Gateway Stables has horseback riding tours into Rocky for all ages and skill levels. Pony rides are available for your little ones, along with rides that range from two or four hours to a full day.
All rides are led by experienced wranglers, and beautiful, well-kept horses match your riding ability. 970-586-5269, nationalparkgatewaystables.com
For experienced riders, Cowpoke Corner Corral offers seven- to nine-hour rides into Rocky Mountain National Park. Saddle up by calling 970-586-5890, or visit cowpokecornercorral.com.
Let them do the driving
Green Jeep Tours offers a three-hour Rocky Mountain Experience Tour that features awe-inspiring views, multiple stops for photo opportunities, and narration by a professional guide. 970-577-0034, greenjeeptour.com.
From the comfort of a 14-passenger bus or an 11-passenger van, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy – Field Institute offers guided tours throughout Rocky Mountain National Park to areas including Trail Ridge Road, Old Fall River Road, Bear Lake Road, Grand Lake, and areas highlighting the elk rut in the fall.
Tours are led by professional educational guides who can discuss Rocky’s ecology, wildlife, history, geology, flora, and fauna. If you’re interested in experiencing the changing light, active wildlife, and calmness of dusk, take their Sunset Safari Tour. 970-586-3262, rmconservancy.org.
the perfect shot
Dawn Wilson Photography takes visitors on Wildlife Photography Tours in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tours are customized based on the best opportunities for wildlife viewing such as moose babies in early summer or elk during the fall rut.
The tours include photographing sunrises and sunsets as well as post-processing of photos (based upon tour length). Dawn is an award-winning wildlife photographer who loves to share her knowledge of the area’s wildlife and her professional photography skills. 970-567-6109, dawnwilsonphotography.com