The Photoblog of Jay Williams

Heading up to the Alpine Visitor Center, you have the option to take the very first automobile road built in Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a one-way dirt road, with plenty of switchbacks, and even more spectacular views.

On the way up, we were able to see a bull moose’s antlers sticking out of the distant brush, which was astounding. (They’re much larger than you’d think!) The drive up the mountain a highlight from the park for sure.

Many have traveled this twisting road
Up the mountainside
Some looked back
Far too soon
Lost the dream
Lost the view
Some persevered
Though the woods grew thick
They learned this lesson
And promise it’s true
Another turn
Or maybe two
And you’ll see
In front of you
Joy Williams