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 »
Rocky Mountain National Park Unveils Centennial Logo
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
In celebration of the park's 98th birthday on January 26, Rocky Mountain National Park and Rocky Mountain Nature Association are pleased to announce the winning logo for the park's upcoming 100th Anniversary celebration. The designer is Carol Welker, a graphic artist based out of Dallas, Texas.
As a child, Welker spent summers in the Cedar Park area near Drake, Colorado. She has many fond memories of exploring Rocky Mountain National Park with her siblings - hiking, backpacking, and summiting Longs Peak. "As a result," says Welker, "the iconography unique to the park was ingrained in my mind and my soul."
"The logo design was certainly inspired by my past," says Welker. She incorporated the most memorable images from her childhood into her design, including aspen leaves, columbine, pine cones, and bighorn sheep. "I wanted to give an overall majestic feel to the logo and make a bold statement about the respect the park deserves as well as the many reasons its preservation calls for celebration."
Close to one hundred logo entries were received, including a great number of outstanding ideas, which made the selection process very difficult. Officials wish to thank everyone who participated.
The 100th Anniversary will be promoted and celebrated throughout the park and surrounding communities. The winning logo will be used for educational, promotional, and marketing pieces approved by Rocky Mountain Nature Association and Rocky Mountain National Park. In order to accommodate the greatest variety of events possible, celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary will begin on September 4, 2014, and will continue until the 100th Anniversary of the dedication of Rocky Mountain National Park on September 4, 2015.
Over the course of the year, a calendar of events will be offered by the park, local organizations, and surrounding communities to celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park's natural and cultural history and the relationships that have developed over the last 100 years.
Businesses and organizations may apply to have their programs and events included in the Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Celebration. Applicants should be able to show the connection between their program/event and Rocky Mountain National Park's Centennial. Approved programs and events will be added to the Calendar of Centennial Events and may use the 100th Anniversary Signature with logo and slogan.
Vendors may apply to use the 100th Anniversary Signature on products that appropriately celebrate the park's Centennial. Interested parties should visit the 100th Anniversary Website at www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/100th_anniversary.htm for guidelines, application forms, and additional information.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please visit nps.gov/romo or call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The Holzwarth Historic District is a former guest ranch on the Colorado River. Open to visitors during the summer, the property features a dozen small cabins including the Mama cabin, named after Sophia Holzwarth, who ran the rustic resort.