Environmental Factors

Tundra
Mother nature is the master builder of the spectacular landscapes and intricate processes that define Rocky.

NPS Photo / Jim Ecklund

 
Climate Change

Climate Change

The delicate balance of life in the park will be continually shaped by the climate.

Air Quality

Air Quality

Concentrations of invisible pollutants in the air can reach a tipping point and affect park resources.

Water Quality

Water Quality

Consistently monitoring water bodies throughout the park is necessary to preserve this vital resource.

Geology

Geology

The story of Rocky's foundation is still being written as time passes.

Forest Health

Forest Health

Rocky is a hiker's paradise! Learn more about our more than 300 miles of trails.

Night Sky and Natural Sounds

Night Sky and Natural Sounds

Opportunities for star gazing and quiet solitude compete with Rocky's proximity to Colorado's Front Range.

Environmental Diseases and Pests

Environmental Diseases and Pests

Natural diseases are part of the built-in maintenance of Rocky's natural ecosystems.

Invasive Exotic Plants

Invasive Exotic Plants

Don't be fooled. Cunning plants can upset vegetation processes in the native landscape.

Last updated: May 12, 2018

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(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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