• 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 »

Hidden Valley

a photo of Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley typifies the boreal ecosystem within the park. Spruce and fir trees seen here, along with understory species such
as farie slipper orchids, feather moss and moon fern, create a forest environment similar to that seen further north. Hidden Valley even has a type of soil, a Spodosol, commonly seen in places like Scandanavia or Canada.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park

Did You Know?

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In 1915, Congress created Rocky Mountain, the nation's 10th national park. Congress created the National Park Service in 1916.