Chow Busters

When you come to the park , celebrate the beautiful creatures - but please do not feed them.

The park is a wild setting. Leaving animals forage on their natural foods helps maintain that wildness. There is evidence that junk food is bad for animal hibernation patterns. Animals carry diseases that could be transmitted through bites or fleas.

To help you learn about the park's creatures (and to prevent you from feeding the wildlife), the park established the Chow Busters, a group of volunteers. Stationed at trailheads throughout the summer, the Chow Busters give hundreds of hours each year answering visitor questions. They are there to protect the park and its visitors. To volunteer as a Chow Buster, or for any other job in the park, contact the park's volunteer office at (970) 586-1330.

Please do not feed the animals. Keep Rocky Wild!

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
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