Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the country. With majestic peaks in every direction, wildlife roaming the valleys and some of the most incredible outdoor adventures on the planet, it is no wonder more than three million people flock to the park each year.
“Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!” (Source:http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm)
For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park such as maps, Ranger sponsored programs, suggested hikes and other information, click to visit www.nps.gov/romo.
“The lands now known as Rocky Mountain National Park have been home to humans for at least ten thousand years. The landscape reflects the culture of the people who have walked it, from Native Americans to the modern visitor. The history and culture of Rocky Mountain National Park is dynamic and engaging. Exploring the past can tell us things about our present and future. In the Organic Act of 1916, the legislation that created the National Park Service, nature and culture were to be protected side by side. Check out the pages below to learn more about the people, places, and stories of Rocky Mountain National Park.” (Source: http://www.nps.gov/romo/historyculture/index.htm)
“Rocky Mountian National Park is a great place for kids and families, and truly an outdoor playground. We offer many FREE Ranger-led programs that are geared for kids; check our Rocky Mountain National Park’s official newspaper for details and times of ranger programs.
If you are looking for an indoor activity, stop by the Fall River Visitor Center’s Discovery Room, where childen can touch animal skins, try on ranger uniforms, and learn about different widlife that call the park home. Moraine Park Discovery Center’s museum is also a great place to learn and discover the park through geology displays and wildlife exhibits.” (Source:http://www.nps.gov/romo/forkids/index.htm)