Holiday Fun At Rocky Mountain National Park
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 fun activities with park rangers are offered.
On the east side of the park:
Winter Storytime-Read with a Ranger! December 26 at 10:30 a.m., December 27 at 2:00 p.m., and daily from December 28 through January 2 at 10:30 a.m. Hear stories about the wonders of the winter season. Meet at Fall River Visitor Center.
Skins and Skulls -Learn about Rocky’s wildlife! Daily from December 26 through January 2 at 3:00 p.m. Come to the Skins and Skulls program at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center for a hands-on experience.
Snowshoe Ecology Walks-Beginner- level snowshoe tour with a ranger to explore the natural world of a subalpine forest. December 30, January 1 and January 2 at 12:30 p.m. For ages 8 and above. Reservations required-call (970) 586-1223 beginning December 23.
Full Moon Walk-Explore the wintery world of Rocky Mountain National Park under the light of a full moon. December 30. Traction devices or poles required. Dress in warm layers and wear waterproof boots. Reservations required – call (970) 586-1223 beginning December 23.
On the west side of the park:
Ski the Wilderness-Join a park ranger for this 1.5 hour cross-country ski tour of the Kawuneeche Valley. For ages 8 and above. December 26 and January 2 at 9:30 a.m. Reservations required – call (970) 627-3471 no more than seven days in advance.
Snowshoe in the Kawuneeche-Beginner-level snowshoe tour with a ranger.
December 26 and January 2 at 1:00 p.m. Intermediate-level snowshoe tours held December 27 and January 3 at 1:00 p.m. For ages 8 and above.
Reservations required- call (970) 627-3471 no more than seven days in advance.
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206. All park visitor centers and the Information Office will be closed on December 25.