Christmas Week Activities at Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Larry Frederick, 970-586-1330
Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun Christmas week, from hikes to movies; come see what we have to offer!
Full Moon Walk: Sunday, December 23 - Explore the wintery world of Rocky Mountain National Park under the light of a full moon. A park ranger will lead this moderate walk at 6 p.m. and share stories of the magic of wilderness. Dress in warm layers and wear waterproof boots. Gaitors and traction devices are also recommended. Reservations are required; call (970) 586-1223 beginning Sunday, December 16. Space is limited.
Read with a Ranger! - Hear stories about the wonders of the winter season. Join a Ranger from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Fall River Visitor Center on Thursday, December 27 and Saturday, December 29.
Explore Rocky’s Wildlife! Come to our 3 p.m. Skins and Skulls program at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center for a hands-on wildlife experience: Saturday, December 22; Sunday, December 23; Friday, December 28; Saturday, December 29; and Sunday, December 30.
The 23 minute park movie, Spirit of the Mountains, is shown daily by request at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, located on Highway 36 is open daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Christmas Day, when it will be closed. Fall River Visitor Center, located on Highway 34, is open weekends only throughout the winter, however, it will also be open December 26 to 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park call (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The oldest person to summit Longs Peak was Rev. William Butler, who climbed it on September 2, 1926, his 85th birthday. In 1932, Clerin “Zumie” Zumwalt summited Longs Peak 53 times.