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    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 »

Our Staff & Offices

The superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park is the top park official, responsible for managing and supervising all park operations and activities. The superintendent's office includes the deputy superintendent and public information officer.

Divisions within the park include administration, interpretation and education, facility management, resource stewardship, and resource protection and visitor management. A division chief heads each division.

  • The Administration Division acts as the "business office" for Rocky Mountain National Park. Its principal functions include human resources, purchasing, property management, budget administration, contracting, payroll, technology support (personal computers, networks, and the park radio and telephone systems), and mail.
  • The Facility Management Division maintains all roads, trails, buildings, utilities, grounds, vehicles, and other physical facilities in the park to assure their safe use. Facility managers take care of all housing matters. The division also manages construction and rehabilitation projects to support Rocky's operation.
  • The Interpretation & Education Division is responsible for information/education programs and services provided to park visitors and neighbors. The division manages park publications, interpretive exhibits, visitor center operations, and the park's year-round visitor information office. Interpretive park rangers provide a variety of ranger-led programs to the public. A curriculum-based education program reaches thousands of students annually. The park is home to one of the largest volunteer programs in the National Park Service. The division also maintains an extensive museum collection.
  • The Resource Stewardship Division provides scientific guidance to park management on all matters related to natural and cultural resources. The division conducts or oversees studies on physical, biological, and cultural resources, and oversees fire management. Staff members often work with private landowners to ensure the protection of many private in-holding and nearly 190 conservation easements held by the park.
  • The Resource Protection and Visitor Management Division is responsible for law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, structural fires, dispatch, and management of the backcountry and wilderness resources. The division provides backcountry use information and education and issues permits (Backcountry Office), manages backcountry campsites and facilities, and all Special Use Permits for events and special park uses. Resources and Visitor Protection staff manage the Visitor Transportation System (shuttle buses), fees and campgrounds, and concessionaires and private businesses operating in the park. The division is responsible for the security of park facilities, buildings, and park-owned housing.

For information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the Visitor Information Office at 970-586-1206 or send your question(s) via e-mail. The office is staffed daily, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If you are searching for a particular park employee, visit the NPS Directory.

Did You Know?

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