Right across the street, on the hill where the Big Horn Sheep graze and nap in the shade of the pines, is a wealth of knowledge, adventure, learning and creativity that sources a panorama of unique, educational and fun adult, kid and family classes, activities, and myriad opportunities to experience Rocky Mountain National Park in fresh and exciting ways with the support of a professional naturalist, guide, or Park educator.
Everyone gets to see and experience the wonder and beauty of the Park on Educational Adventures by Bus. Choose a half day trip to the top of Trail Ridge Road https://rmconservancy.org/event/journey-to-the-top-a-trail-ridge-road-bus-adventure/ or take the full day to enjoy the Grand Lake Safari https://rmconservancy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/7301_Grandlake_Bus_Tours.pdf . Enjoy the unique light of Sunset over Never Summer Mountains from Rock Cut on the Sunset Safari https://rmconservancy.org/event/new-sunset-safari-an-educational-adventure-by-bus/ or experience the rut like never before on an Elk Expedition
Bringing the kids? Check out the catalog of Youth & Family Classes where awesome opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy being outdoors in nature abound. In June, kids and parents together can take a Virtual Geocache Adventure to either Hollowell Park or Upper Beaver Meadows. Art Adventures; Photojournaling; Fly-fishing and Stream Ecology; Trailblazing; and lots of hands on learning with topics ranging from “Who Pooped in the Woods?” to “What’s Hiding Underwater?” are offered several times throughout June and July.
Hike with a Naturalist in one of four new Adult Hiking and Skill-Building Classes. The new series begins in August with a visit to Lawn Lake, and follows in September with hikes to Mount Ida, Loomis Lake, and Chasm Lake.
Artists, photographers, and writers from next door and from all over the world come to Rocky for inspiration and to practice their craft. Creative immersion into drawing and painting; landscape and wildlife photography; and Plein-air painting are just a few of the creative experiences available.
Natural History Classes are available nearly every day. Explore Owls, Raptors, Eagles, Toads, Bears, Elk, Mountain Lions, Insects, Moose, Pika, River Otters, Butterflies, Geology, Rocks and Minerals, Grasses, Mushrooms, Plants and Wildflowers, orchids, and secret places.
Rocky Mountain Nature Conservancy www.RMConservancy.org , the non-profit official partner of RMNP is allied with the National Park Service, Colorado State Parks, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service offers an extensive year-round catalog of adventures , classes, and interactive programs.