September 1, 2015
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary culminates with rededication events this week. A celebration is scheduled for September 3, at Holzwarth Historic Site on the west side of the park. The official rededication ceremony will be held on September 4, at Glacier Basin Campground on the east side of the park.
On Thursday, September 3, join National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker and Honorary Chair of Rocky's Centennial Senator Mark Udall and enjoy music from Peggy Mann and Cowboy Brad Fitch, fun and ice cream from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we celebrate the next 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park. The event will be held at the Holzwarth Historic Site however, to attend this event, visitors must board a shuttle bus from the Grand Lake Elementary School or the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Buses will begin service at 9 a.m. and will continue through 3 p.m.
On Friday, September 4, join Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Cory Gardner, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker and Honorary Chair of Rocky's Centennial Senator Mark Udall for music, family activities and cake from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as we dedicate Rocky Mountain National Park for the next 100 years. The event will be held in the meadow at the Glacier Basin Campground. The area will open at 9 a.m. for event attendees. Parking is expected to fill up quickly at Glacier Basin Campground. A portion of Rocky Mountain National Park's Park and Ride lot will be reserved for event attendees as well. A shuttle bus will be running from the Estes Park Fairgrounds Park & Ride directly to Glacier Basin Campground beginning at 9 a.m. and will continue through 2:30 p.m.
Buses from the Fairgrounds will not run during the event.
Space is limited at both venues so please plan ahead, arrive early, carpool or ride a bus. For further information about the events or for general questions about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.