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West Side Programs

Education program

Students learn about the National Park Service.

Courtesy NPS

The Interpretation division on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park offers hands-on, interactive programs for schools on the western slope. To view the Classroom Programs Brochure for Grand and Jackson counties, please Click Here.

To schedule a program, please call Michele Simmons at 970-586-1518 or 970-627-3471, or email e-mail us.

Programs typically last about 45 minutes and are free of charge. If you don't find a program that meets your needs, we may be able to tailor a program to your curriculum requirements.

Did You Know?

a photo of climbers on Longs Peak

The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.