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Holiday Programming At Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: December 18, 2018
Contact: Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer, (970) 586-1363
Contact: Park Information, (970) 586-1206

The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some terrific programs and activities with park rangers are offered. Expect areas like Bear Lake and Hidden Valley to be busy during the holidays and on winter weekends.

Winter Wonders December 26 – January 1, 10 a.m. daily
Have you ever wondered how animals endure winter? Join a ranger for this 30 minute program at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to find out the many surprising ways animals thrive in a winter landscape. 

Snowshoe the Wilderness - December 29, 1:30 p.m.
Join a beginner 2-hour snowshoe tour with a park ranger on the west side of the park. Reservations are required and may be made no sooner than 7 days in advance. Call the Kawuneeche Visitor Center at (970) 627-3471 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for reservations. Please bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. Participants must be 8 years and older. Program meets at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center.

“Spirit of the Mountains” Film Shown by request daily. See the stunning park movie at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center (located on Highway 36 west of Estes Park) and the Kawuneeche Visitor Center (located on Highway 34 north of Grand Lake) open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kawuneeche Visitor Center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays through the winter.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.  Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and the Information Office will be closed on December 25.


Last updated: December 18, 2018

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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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