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Ranger-led activities are offered year-round. Check here for schedules.

 

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    All About Lightning

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Alpine Visitor Center
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Learn why lightning can be a hair-raising experience and how to minimize your risk of being struck.

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    Astronomy in the Park

    • Time: 8:30 PM
    • Location: Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Become a Junior Ranger

    • Location: Any open park visitor center and Hidden Valley Junior Ranger Headquarters (summer only)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Everyday from 04/03/2017 to 12/31/2017

    Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Booklet at any visitor center, discover the park, and earn your badge!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bighorn Basics

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Sheep Lakes Information Station
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Sheep Lakes is a popular place to view bighorn sheep. Learn about this majestic symbol of Rocky. (May be canceled due to weather.)

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    For Kids: A Walk Backwards

    • Time: 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/04/2017

    Step back in time and experience life on a 1920s dude ranch: chores, games, period costumes. For children 6–12. Registration required at Kawuneeche Visitor Center or 970 627-3471.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    For Kids: Discovery Hikes

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

    Come out and discover the wonders of Moraine Park with hands-on activities on this family-friendly hike. Parents must accompany children.

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    Holzwarth Historic Site

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Everyday from 06/18/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Tour a 1920s-era dude ranch for a taste of early homesteading and tourism and celebrate the 100th birthday of the site.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Lily Ridge Hike (2 mile walk)

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Lily Lake
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Explore unseen connections between rocky ridges, enchanting forests, Longs Peak, and Lily Lake.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Moraine Park Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 07/15/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Skins and Things

    • Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Everyday from 06/18/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Examine the skins, skulls, antlers, teeth, and bones of many park mammals.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Timber Creek Campground Program

    • Time: 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Everyday from 06/20/2017 to 07/31/2017

    Check at the campground or Kawuneeche Visitor Center for topics.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Tundra Nature Walk

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Alpine Visitor Center
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Exhilarate your senses with alpine views and miniature wildflower gardens. Dress warmly. We’ll caravan to the location.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Campground
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Welcome to Rocky!

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: In front of Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Curious about what there is to see and do at Rocky Mountain National Park? Join a ranger for a short stroll and introduction to the park, its opportunities, and the intriguing landscapes it contains. A great way to jump-start your visit!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Junior Ranger Program (Junior Ranger HQ)

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,11:30 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM,2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Junior Ranger Headquarters at Hidden Valley
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/20/2017

    Earn your Junior Ranger badge! Join a ranger for programs and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Junior Ranger Program (Kawuneeche VC)

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/07/2017

    Join a ranger for a short program and activities to earn your Junior Ranger badge.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Road to the Top

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Alpine Visitor Center
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 09/02/2017

    Humans have been part of the alpine landscape for centuries. Come learn how Native American routes through the tundra became the roads you drive today.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Sprague Lake Stroll (1 mile walk)

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Sprague Lake Picnic Area
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll with a ranger around beautiful Sprague Lake as you discuss past, present, and future management issues of wild places like Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Twilight Walk

    • Time: 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Sprague Lake
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Soak in the magical twilight hour as the sun sinks behind the high peaks. Learn what the natural world is doing as day slips into night. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer at Rocky!

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Timber Creek Campground Amphitheater
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/05/2017

    Join an hour-long service project and receive a free gift. All ages welcome.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Aspenglen Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Aspenglen Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 07/13/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Bear Necessities

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 09/03/2017

    Join a ranger to learn about the amazing lives of Rocky’s bears and how you can help save them.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Glacier Basin Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Glacier Basin Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/20/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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    Moraine Park Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/25/2017 to 07/09/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Mountain Wildflowers

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center Flagpole
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/06/2017

    A ranger will lead you to the best current blooms and explore why they’re special. Caravan to this week’s flowers.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hike with a Ranger!

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Meet ranger at Park & Ride to ride shuttle to trailhead
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/28/2017

    Join a park ranger for a guided hike through lush subalpine forests to glacially-carved Mills Lake. Bring water, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, warm layers, and a rain jacket. 5.5 mile hike.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Rocky Mountain Heritage Walk (1 mile)

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/26/2017 to 08/14/2017

    Learn about the human history of the Kawuneeche Valley while strolling to the grounds of an historic guest ranch.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Sisters of Courage

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center Flagpole
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/28/2017

    Learn about the pioneer experience through the story of the remarkable Harbison sisters and their family. Includes a 1/2 mile walk to the homestead site.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Twilight Walk

    • Time: 7:45 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Bear Lake
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 07/31/2017

    Soak in the magical twilight hour as the sun sinks behind the high peaks. Learn what the natural world is doing as day slips into night. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Birds of Upper Beaver Meadows

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
    • Location: Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/31/2017

    Join a skilled birder to seek bluebirds, woodpeckers, wrens, and flycatchers in a rich mixture of aspen and pine woodlands. Bring binoculars and a field guide.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Coyote Valley River Walk (1 mile)

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Coyote Valley Trailhead
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Explore ecology and history on this easy walk along the Colorado River. Wheelchair accessible.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    For Kids: Discovery Days

    • Time: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/27/2017 to 08/15/2017

    Discover Rocky with your family through hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Each week offers something new to discover. Limited parking.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Glacier Basin Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Glacier Basin Campground Amphitheater
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/24/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Bowen-Baker Trailhead
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Join us for a look back at the people who have called the Kawuneeche Valley home.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Web Walkers

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Coyote Valley Trailhead.
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Explore a section of the Colorado River. Activities are designed for children 6–12 years old. Wheelchair accessible.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    For Kids: Come Bug a Ranger

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/02/2017

    Learn fun facts about insects. Puppets, stories, and activities for children 4–10 years old.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    For Kids: Discovery Days

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/28/2017 to 08/16/2017

    Discover Rocky with your family through hands-on activities, crafts, and games. Each week offers something new to discover. Limited parking.

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    Moraine Park Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/23/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    The Great American Solar Eclipse

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Kawuneeche Visitor Center
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    On August 21, a solar eclipse will happen across the US. Drop by to learn how a solar eclipse happens, what you might see, and how to view the eclipse safely.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Coffee With a Ranger

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • Location: Glacier Basin Campground Amphitheater
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Join the conversation and share your own perspectives about different resource issues facing Rocky while enjoying a warm morning beverage.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Journaling and Sketching in Nature

    • Time: 9:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site Parking Area
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/29/2017 to 07/27/2017

    Join a ranger for an introduction to journaling and sketching in the natural world. No artistic talent required!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Volunteer in Rocky!

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Hidden Valley
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/31/2017

    Join a ranger to learn about volunteers at Rocky, then spend the rest of the hour volunteering. You’ll receive a free gift. All ages welcome!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Exploring with a Camera

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Timber Lake Trailhead
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/30/2017 to 07/28/2017

    Learn tips to improve your pictures during this photography walk.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Stories Behind the Moon and Stars

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Wilderness Connections (2 mile hike)

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Onahu Trailhead
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/30/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Celebrate wilderness with a moderate hike to a hidden meadow and picturesque creek.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Hike Through History (3 miles)

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Colorado River Trailhead
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/01/2017 to 07/29/2017

    Discover hidden remnants of mining and dude ranch history along the Colorado River on this gentle 3-mile hike.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Beyond the Falls (1 mile hike)

    • Time: 2:15 PM to 3:45 AM
    • Location: East Inlet Trailhead
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/02/2017 to 07/30/2017

    A pleasant stroll to Adams Falls and a spectacular view just beyond.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    High Country Geology (Hike)

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Alpine Visitor Center Flagpole
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 07/05/2017 to 08/16/2017

    The park’s spectacular scenery represents a chapter in a long history of geologic events. Join us on this hike over the tundra and experience the effects of these processes.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Stories Behind the Moon and Stars

    • Time: 8:15 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Discovery Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 7, 2017

    The night sky comes alive through storytelling and fun activities. Celebrate darkness at Rocky!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Astronomy in the Park

    • Time: 8:15 PM
    • Location: Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/14/2017 to 07/28/2017

    Observe the night sky with the help of a park ranger and expert volunteer astronomers.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Aspenglen Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Aspenglen Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 07/16/2017 to 08/24/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Moraine Park Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/16/2017 to 08/26/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Glacier Basin Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM
    • Location: Glacier Basin Campground Amphitheater
    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 07/17/2017 to 08/26/2017

    Enjoy a variety of informative and fun programs. See the weekly schedule at a visitor center for topics. Dress warmly.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Holzwarth Homestead Centennial Celebration

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • Location: Holzwarth Historic Site
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Holzwarth homestead!

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    World Listening Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Fall River Visitor Center
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Test out your listening skills with fun sound-related activities!

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Last updated: January 5, 2016

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
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