• 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 »

Students in the Park

Students conduct research in the park

Students conduct research in the park.

Courtesy NPS

Student at Work in Rocky Mountain National Park
Students are making important contributions to the work and research being done at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Many high schools and colleges are using the park a living laboratory for research and learning. Students are participating in citizen science projects, collecting data, and investigating issues. Their work is not only providing them with a in-depth undertanding of the ecology and issues in the park, but is also providing the park with valuable information that is being used to better manage the resources in the park.

Additionally, high school and college students from throughout Colorado and the nation are volunteering and working in the park through programs such as NPS Pathways to Parks, Groundwork Denver, American Conservation Corps, Environmental Learning for Kids, and the Eagle Rock Internship Program. Their efforts are helping to protect and preserve the amazing resources of the park.

To view a podcast about the experiences of the 2011 Eagle Rock Interns, Click Here.

To view podcasts created by students from Estes Park High School, Click Here.

Did You Know?

A photo of arrowheads that archeologists found in the park.

The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...