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

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Visitor Centers and Museums

 
Alpine Visitor Center
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Alpine Visitor Center
Closed for the season. Will reopen late May 2015, weather permitting.

Location
Fall River Pass at the junction of Trail Ridge and Old Fall River roads. To confirm the status of Trail Ridge Road, click here or call the Trail Ridge Road status line at 970-586-1222.

Activities
See exhibits on the alpine tundra. Purchase books. Eat a snack. Buy a gift. Accessible restrooms and vault toilets available.
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Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
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Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
Open Year-round (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). Open daily, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Location

U.S. Highway 36, three miles west of the town of Estes Park

Activities
Watch a 20-minute film on the park. Get oriented with the topographical relief map of the park. Ask a ranger what to do in the park. Purchase books. Buy a gift. Accessible and family restrooms available.
 
Fall River Visitor Center
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Fall River Visitor Center
Open 9 am - 4 pm weekends, November 29-December 28. Also open November 28, December 22-23, December 26, and December 29 - January 1.

Location
U.S. Highway 34, five miles west of the town of Estes Park

Activities
Learn about wildlife. Ask a ranger what to do in the park. Buy a book. Help your kids "Discover" Rocky in a special hands-on exhibit. Accessible and family restrooms available. Next door you can eat a meal and buy gifts.

 
Rustic cabin at the Holzwarth Historic Site.
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Holzwarth Historic Site
The site can be visited year-round. However, there is no access to the interior of the buildings in the winter.
Location
On the west side of Trail Ridge Road/US Highway 34, about seven miles north of the Grand Lake Entrance Station. The lodge buildings are reached by a half mile walkway from the parking lot. A walking path connects the various buildings.
 
Kawuneeche Visitor Center
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Kawuneeche Visitor Center

Open Year-round (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day). Open daily through winter, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location
One mile north of the town of Grand Lake on the east side of Trail Ridge Road/ US Highway 34 at the entrance to the park

Activities
Watch a 20-minute film on the park (shown on request). Get oriented with the topographical relief map of the park. Learn about the Colorado River and its people. Buy a book. Reserve backcountry camping sites. Accessible restrooms available.
 
Moraine Park Visitor Center
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Moraine Park Discovery Center
Closed for the season.

Location
Bear Lake Road, 1.5 miles from the Beaver Meadows Entrance.

Activities
See natural history exhibits. Walk a half-mile nature trail. Buy a book. Accessible.

 
SLIS
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Sheep Lakes Information Station
Closed for the season. Open daily in summer.

Location
1.8 miles west of the Fall River Entrance on US Highway 34 in Horeseshoe Park.

Activities
Watch for park wildlife that frequent the area including elk, bighorn sheep, badgers, and coyotes.

Did You Know?

Mama Cabin in the Holzwarth Historic District

The Holzwarth Historic District is a former guest ranch on the Colorado River. Open to visitors during the summer, the property features a dozen small cabins including the Mama cabin, named after Sophia Holzwarth, who ran the rustic resort.