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An excellent view of the whole valley down to sheep lakes alluvial fan etc

A very good overlook on road 34 looking back down into the valley and up the valley where the dirt... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
geoffviking
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St Helens, United Kingdom
Beautiful Scenery and an Abundance of Wildlife

This is one of the best places in the park to stop and drink in the majestic beauty of the Rocky... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Steven B
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Dallas, Texas
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An area within the park where visitors can see many elk, especially in late October.
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Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good overlook on road 34 looking back down into the valley and up the valley where the dirt road runs.

Thank geoffviking
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is one of the best places in the park to stop and drink in the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains and also get close (but not too close) to the wildlife, particularly the elk that abound in the meadow and alongside the road...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

When we drove this road in mid-September 2107, there were lots of cars pulled over on the side of the road which usually means animal watch. Indeed there were some elk grazing below which made all of us very happy.

Thank houstonnative47
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

Thank pingaroo
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

Thank ANDREW B
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.

Thank hd452016
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

Thank Steve F
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
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
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

Thank slickLosAngeles
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