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 »
Park Seeking Volunteers For Upcoming BioBlitz Event
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Rocky Mountain National Park and National Geographic are looking for volunteers to assist with a very special event. The BioBlitz will be held Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25, 2012, in Estes Park, Colorado. Part scientific endeavor, part festival, and part outdoor classroom, the goals of the BioBlitz are to explore, discover, and document the living creatures in Rocky Mountain National Park; provide scientists and the public an opportunity to do field work together; and to better understand how to protect the natural environment in the future.
Volunteers are needed to fill a number of vital positions for this one-of-a-kind event. Volunteers are needed both in the field and at the Biodiversity Festival, to be held at the Estes Park Fairgrounds. Field positions include Education Leaders, Education Assistants, and Science Site Assistants. Festival positions include staff for Welcome and Education Booths, Activity Leaders, AV Assistants, Grounds Crew, Science Support, and Transportation, Hospitality, and Equipment Aides. Park staff are also seeking Campground Host Volunteers.
To find out more about specific volunteer positions and how you can get involved, please go to: http://www.nps.gov/romo/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm
BioBlitz events are being held in ten different national parks leading up to the National Park Service Centennial Celebration in 2016. Rocky Mountain National Park is the sixth site and the first to feature a mountain ecosystem. Come be part of this fun and exciting event!
For more information about the BioBlitz please go to www.nps.gov/romo or call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The male Western Tanager, with red head and yellow body, stands out brightly in the dark conifer forest.