Spring conditions exist in the high country at Rocky Mountain National Park where one day it can be snowing and the next day warm temperatures melt the snow. While ranger-led snowshoe walks have ended for the season, there are several opportunities for all ages of park visitors to welcome the changes of the season and attend a ranger-led program.
Bear Necessities — Spring time brings flowers, green grass and bears emerging from their winter slumber and start looking for food. Surviving isn’t easy and a bear’s life if full of adventure. Join this 30-minute program to learn more about black bears. Rangers lead this program at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through June 16.
Skins and Skulls — Want to touch an elk antler or feel a mountain lion’s fur? Come to the Fall River Visitor Center to safely feel skins and skulls while learning about park wildlife. This roughly 30-minute program is at 11:00 a.m on Saturdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays through June 16.
Spring Bird Walk – Want to learn more about the diversity of birds in the park? Join a local expert for birding at one of the most magnificent times of the year. Bring binoculars and a field guide and meet at the western section of the Alluvial Fan parking lot at 8:00 a.m. every day except for Tuesday and Thursday.
Remember, admission into the park is FREE during the week of April 21-29! For more information please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit their website.