Snowshoe Ecology Walks Offered in Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Larry Frederick, 970-586-1220
It’s time to strap on your snowshoes for some winter fun! Beginning Saturday, January 5, 2008 rangers will lead beginner-level snowshoe ecology walks on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays throughout the winter.
These two-hour programs begin at 12:30 p.m. and explore the natural world of a sub-alpine forest while introducing participants to snowshoeing skills and winter safety. Participants must bring their own snowshoes, while ski poles can be helpful. There is no charge for these programs; however a park entrance fee is required.
Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the park at (970) 586-1223 no sooner than seven days in advance. Details of the tour, including location, will be given at the time the reservation is made. There is a limit of six people per reservation. Children under 8 are not allowed for reasons of safety. Sleds, skiers, hikers and children in backpacks are also not allowed.
If you have are part of an organized group please call (970) 586-3777 to see about arranging a special tour.
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.