The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is not helping aspen groves, despite declines in the number of elk, according to a new study.
This mellow hike north of Nederland, Colo. offers a peaceful stroll through a large Rocky Mountain meadow, with a short side trail leading to an old silver mining camp.
The Rawhide trail in White Ranch outside of Golden, Colo. is an easy 4.8-mile hike.
Hiking this quiet Golden, Colo. landmark puts the visitor high above the Front Range.
Researchers measured the changes in the Yellowstone meadow plant community from 1997 to 2007, including a period of extended drought, and found that shrubs (such as sagebrush) that grow in the drier meadows increased, while flowering plants decreased in number.