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Programs may be canceled due to inclement weather. In the case of a weather cancellation, we will contact you to discuss possible options. If you are concerned about the weather conditions, please call us. Programs may be rescheduled to a later date, however, we cannot guarantee a reschedule date.
Programs may be canceled for groups who are more than 30 minutes late without prior contact with us.
Field Trip Information
Allowable Number of Participants: We request that groups include a minimum of seven participants. The maximum number of individuals we can accommodate at one time will vary depending on staffing. During the spring, summer, and fall seasons we are limited to a maximum of 60 participants. During the winter season, we are limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Larger groups are encouraged to schedule on two consecutive days.
If you are not able to bring at least seven students for the scheduled program, we ask that you cancel the program.
Chaperone to Student Ratio: We require that you provide at least one chaperone for every 10 students. We recommend a ratio of four to one for grades k-2 and a ratio of six to one for grades
Field Trip Cost: All education programs offered by Rocky Mountain National Park are free for school groups. Our program is funded by your tax dollars and donations to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Rocky Mountain Nature Association at 970-586-0108.
Accessibility: There are a few wheelchair accessible trails within the park and all of our visitor centers are ADA accessible. Most of our programs can be relocated or modified to provide accessibility. Please let us know if you have any participants that require an accessible site.
Location and Directions: Please click here for a park map and driving directions.
Did You Know?
The Nerd Herd (aka research volunteers) gave more than 4,500 hours to the park in 2009. These citizen scientists help monitor the health of our resources including bears, elk, plants, hummingbirds, glaciers, and butterflies. More...