Troo American Road Trip explores Rocky Mountain National Park – Day 4

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Today, we were officially WOWed by Rocky Mountain National Park and the gateway town of Estes Park, Colorado is an amazing family destination. My 6 kids (ages 7-12) spent a full day in the park today, starting with the most beautiful hike I think I have ever taken in my life – up to Nymph Lake and Dream Lake.

We then had a little picnic lunch right next to the Big Thompson River, before we hopped on horses at Sombrero Ranch at Snow Mountain Ranch,YMCA for a 2-hour trail ride in the park. We were a bit sore afterwards- but rallied to tackle the Trail Ridge Road, traveling as far as the Alpine Visitor’s Center to drink in the views. And of course, do a little souvenir shopping! We saw an elk herd on the way back down… and two of them had the most enormous antlers! It was amazing!

Video: 5 Things Families Must Do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Sharon Rowley is the busy Mom of 6 kids ages 8-13 and managing this large family calls upon all of the super-organizational skills she can muster! Sharon shares her ideas for Moms every day on Momof6, and her passion for family travel over on Great Family Road Trips.