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Visitor Centers and Museums

 
Alpine Visitor Center
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Alpine Visitor Center
Open daily 10:30 to 4:30.

Please note: Alpine Visitor Center is only open if Trail Ridge Road is open. To confirm the status of Trail Ridge Road, click here or call the Trail Ridge Road status line at 970-586-1222.

Location
Fall River Pass at the junction of Trail Ridge and Old Fall River roads

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. Route 36, three miles west of the town of Estes Park

Activities
Watch a 20-minute film on the park (show times on the hour and half-hour throughout the day). Get oriented with the topographical relief map of the park. Ask a ranger what to do in the park. Purchase books. Buy a gift. Handicapped accessible and family restrooms available.

 
Fall River Visitor Center
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Fall River Visitor Center
Open daily 9 am - 5 pm.

Location
U.S. Route 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. Handicapped 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
US Rt 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 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location
One mile north of the town of Grand Lake on U.S. Route 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. Handicapped accessible restrooms available.

 
Moraine Park Visitor Center
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Moraine Park Discovery Center
Opens daily 5/24 from 9 am - 4:30 pm

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. The museum is handicapped accessible.

 
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Sheep Lakes Information Station
Open daily 9 am - 4:30 pm.

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

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

Did You Know?

Ptarmigan in summer camouflage

The ptarmigan is camouflaged perfectly in summer, with "mottled rock" color, and in winter, when it takes on the color of snow.