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 »
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day in Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on June 9, 2012, by going on a bird walk in Rocky Mountain National Park! Join us for an opportunity to learn more about migratory birds while exploring the park with experienced bird watchers. The event will be held Saturday, June 9, starting at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in the park at 8:00 a.m. After a short introduction, visitors and bird walk leaders will caravan into the park to view birds in a variety of habitats. This guided walk will have naturalists and expert birders to help beginners identify birds; all ages and abilities are welcomed. Suggested items for the morning's activities include warm clothes, water, good walking shoes, binoculars and a snack, if desired. The event will end at noon, but visitors are encouraged to continue their birding adventures throughout the day.
International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each spring across the United States and Canada. This special event recognizes the movement of nearly 350 species of birds from their wintering grounds in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to nesting habitats in North America. This year marks the 20th anniversary of IMDB with the theme of "Connecting People to Bird Conservation." Created in 1993, this event increases public awareness and involvement in bird conservation. Birds are economically important and a priceless part of America's natural heritage-and they are critical indicators of environmental health upon which we all depend. The event is now hosted at over 500 sites throughout the Western Hemisphere reaching hundreds of thousands of youth and adults.
For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
Daily during the summer, Rocky's custodial crew cleans 102 toilets in comfort stations at trailheads and along roads. They also clean around 100 toilets in campground comfort stations, 30 visitor center toilets, and 35 toilets for park staff. That's 267 toilets cleaned every day of the summer!