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 next year. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Every Day Is Earth Day At Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Fall River Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Earth Day is a way the world can unite around the importance of environmental service and awareness. Drop by the Fall River Visitor Center and have fun learning how to become better stewards of our shared environment. There will be an Arts and Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of topics! The schedule of events follows:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Family Discovery Day Program
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. - Life on the Edge Program
1:30 p.m. - Story Time with a Ranger
10:30 to noon - Participate in a trash pick-up project and get free park admittance for the day! Come dressed for the weather. Equipment will be provided.
There will be park greenhouse tours from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come see young plants springing to life. Directions to the greenhouse will be available from the Fall River Visitor Center or Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.
April 20 is also National Junior Ranger Day. Junior Ranger Activity Books are always free and available at park visitor centers. On Saturday, a special Earth Day Scavenger Hunt activity will be available as well. Most of these special activities on April 20 are taking place at the Fall River Visitor Center which is located on US Highway 34.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit www.nps.gov/romo
Did You Know?
Temperature causes tree line. Trees need an average growing temperature of about 50 degrees fahrenheit.