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Happenings in Rocky Mountain National Park

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.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Hailing from the great state of Minnesota, Martha joined YMCA of the Rockies in 2010 and has been enjoying life in the Rockies ever since. When she's not at work, you'll find her hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, at a yoga class, or dog sledding, depending on the season. Occasionally, she can sit still long enough to read a book. Martha is passionate about the YMCA's mission to build strong families and strong communities.

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