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 »
Administrative History 1915-1965
The following links are to PDF files which can be downloaded and printed. Each will open in a new window.
To view the documents in a web-based format, go to nps.gov/history/history/online_books/romo/adhit.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 — The Pioneers of the Estes Park and Grand Lake Regions
Chapter 2 — Enos Mills and the Creation of the Park
Chapter 3 — The Early Years and the Transportation Controversy
Chapter 4 — Colorado vs. Toll
Chapter 5 — The Cede-Jurisdiction Controversy
Chapter 6 — Roads and Trails of the Park
Chapter 7 — The Depression and the CCC
Chapter 8 — The Colorado-Big Thompson Project
Chapter 9 — Wildlife Management
Chapter 10 — The Naturalists
Chapter 11 — Winter Sports and Hidden Valley
Chapter 12 — Inholdings, Concessions and Boundary Extensions
Chapter 13 — The Park Rangers
Appendix — Superintendents of Rocky Mountain Park
Map — Rocky Mountain National Park
Did You Know?
Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.