• Photo of golden aspen with Hallet Peak in the background. NPS Photo by J. Frank

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Pika and Marmot

a photo of a pika
A pika (Ochotona princeps) collects grass for winter food in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.
 
a photo of a marmot
Marmots (Marmota flaviventris) hibernate all winter in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.