National Geographic : 1932 Jul
y iLauuiai ' eogiapnic cOuieLy DIFFICULT ROCK CLIMBING IN ESTES PARK In color these pinnacles are similar to those of Denver's Park of the Red Rocks, at the edge of the foothills, where towering crags are tilted at fantastic angles. It is to such bright-hued outcroppings as these that Colorado owes its name, meaning in Spanish "reddish colored." Natural Color Photographs byFred Payne Clatworthy THE ROCKIES CLING LONG TO WINTER'S MANTLE A road near the crest oftheContinental Divide intheRocky Mountain National Park, inearly June. The scenic roads inthis Federal playground are opened with snow plows before June 15,and therays of the summer sun soon eat away their white walls.