• Photo of the continental divide blanketed in snow. NPS Photo by VIP Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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  • 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 »

Trees in Winter

a photo of fall aspen leaves
Aspens (Populus tremuloides) lose their leaves in winter and must grow new ones in the spring to be able to photosynthesize.
Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Ernie Bernard.
a photo of Englemann spruce
An Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) keeps its needles all winter to be able to photosynthesize quickly in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Photo courtesy of and copyrighted by Ernie Bernard.

Did You Know?

A photo of a volunteer giving a camera to a visitor for a research project.

Rocky Mountain National Park volunteers give more than 100,000 hours a year to the park. That equals approximately 48 full-time employees. More...