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Horseshoe Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Scenic overlook, good wildlife viewing

Horseshoe Park is a valley in Rocky Mountain NP and is famous for wildlife viewing. Bighorn sheep... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
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this place is awesome if you want to go hiking and rock climbing its not the regular hike where you... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
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An area within the park where visitors can see many elk, especially in late October.
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  • Average6%
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Horseshoe Park is a valley in Rocky Mountain NP and is famous for wildlife viewing. Bighorn sheep visits Sheep Lakes in late spring and early summer, and elk is frequently seen in the area. Little Horseshoe Park Overlook has a great view of the valley....More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

this place is awesome if you want to go hiking and rock climbing its not the regular hike where you just walk you have to use your hand to help you climb

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great place to get a view of what was left behind from the ice age glacial action. The moraine view from the Horseshoe Lookout is fantastic. Make certain that you stop. Plan at least 30 minutes to take in the scenery.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Some of the favorites pictures I took in the park are from viewpoints looking down on Horseshoe Park (a park is an Alpine Meadow tucked away in the mountains). It was fun and interesting to see the park from above and then drive down to...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Horseshoe park is one of the best places to see mule deer. Every day we drove into the park there were animals. We saw elk, mule deer, coyote, geese, duck and a moose there.

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've never seen a view like it. I was there in May, so the sun was out and spring was in full swing, but there was still snow all over the ground, of which I'd never experienced it so deep! The mountains were gorgeous, although...More

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

By far, this is one of the hot spots for viewing elk in Rocky Mtn National Park. There is parking along the road as well as a parking lot. Some other areas don't have near the parking and any elk sighting creates traffic gridlock to...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The presence of horses with their droppings, dust and erosion of the trails detract to a great degree from the appeal of this meadow and its trails. Would not recommend Horseshoe Park.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is an amazing drive in the RMNP area and it offers amazing view. There is an abundance of wildlife native to the mountains that often frequents the area here as well. Definitely worth a stop.

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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Nice drive with a few pull offs and has a lot of photo ops. Did see a lot of bull elk here grazing. We also saw Wyoming underground squirrels here as one of the rangers pointed out.

1  Thank Kapishpanda
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