For Teachers

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Let Rocky Mountain National Park be an extension of your classroom!



For over 20 years, Rocky's Education and Outreach Program has extended student classrooms into the park. Learners from the park's gateway communities and Colorado's Front Range come to explore the mountains found in their very own backyards. This program reaches over 10,000 students each year and continues to grow.

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Plan a Field Trip

Rocky Mountain National Park offers many ways for students to experience a different kind of classroom setting.

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Teacher Resources

Find inspiring ways to connect students to science and research in the park.

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Professional Development

Students aren't the only ones who can learn. Teachers also combine their expertise with experience in the park.

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Education Portal

An online resource helps teachers explore various subjects from all national park units.

Last updated: May 2, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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