• 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 »

Research Facilities

Researchers must have a valid research permit to qualify for lodging. Researchers may request low cost lodging at the Research Dormitory located near park headquarters, at McGraw Ranch Research Center, in Moraine Park Campground, in Timber Creek Campground, or at backcountry campsites. Under extremely unusual circumstances, other lodging options may be available. Space is extremely limited and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. No family members, visitors, or pets may share these accommodations.

Reservations for all facilities are required and may be requested by e-mail.

For more information, see the following fact sheets:

Research Facilities (an overview)

McGraw Ranch Research Center

Research Dorm, near park headquarters

Camping and Campgrounds

Did You Know?

a photo of author William Allen White

Author William Allen White, the editor of the Emporia Gazette in Kansas, won a 1922 Pulitzer Prize for his editorial “To an Anxious Friend.” His vacation cabin sits near the Moraine Park Visitor Center.