• Photo of the continental divide blanketed in snow. NPS Photo by VIP Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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  • Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage

    Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »

  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood

    Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »

Professional Development

Participants learn in a teacher workshop.
Park based workshops provide opporunities for teachers to learn about the resources in Rocky Mountain NP.
Courtesy NPS

Rocky Mountain National Park offers a variety of professional development opportunities.

Professional Development Oppotunites include:
Educator Workshops:
Teachers become the students during our Teacher Workshops. Rocky Mountain National Park offers a variety of education workshops each year. These interdisciplinary workshops combine instruction, activities, field sessions, curriculum review, and field trip planning. We can also design a professional development workshop for school staff at your site or ours to meet your needs. Academic credit is available through the Colorado State University for most workshops. For additional information, please Click Here.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program: Looking for a unique opportunity to combine your expertise as a teacher and gain valuable experience as a park ranger? The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher (TRT) program provides opportunities for teachers to connect to the resources in a national park. To learn more, please Click Here.

Internships: The education program at Rocky Mountain National Park host 2-4 interns each season. Interns assist park staff with the development and administration of the edcuation program. Duties include preparing and facilitating environmental education activities at schools and in the field, to a variety of diverse audiences. For additional information, please Click Here.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) program offers volunteer opportunities for talented and interested individuals throughout the Park Service. VIPs work side-by-side with National Park Service employees and partners. By becoming a VIP, you put yourself at the heart of the park experience. VIPs represent the National Park Service, work in unique settings, help preserve this country's natural and cultural legacy, and help visitors discover the resources, meanings, and values found in our national parks. To learn more about volunteer oppotunities in the education program, please Click Here.

Did You Know?

a photo of folks throwing snowballs in front of the snow-covered Alpine Visitor Center

The coldest temperature inside the Alpine Visitor Center during the winter is rarely below 20 degrees. The snow insulates the building when it is closed for the winter.