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Rangers are one of our greatest resources.  As experts in local terrain, flora, fauna and wildlife, Rangers watch over and tend to the Park and park visitors with care, enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge and experience they eagerly share.

 

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is open all year and offers a variety of winter programs and opportunities for adventure, exploration and learning in the company of a Ranger.  http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/ranger_led_activities.htm  Drop in any day between 10a and 11a for Wild in Winter! to learn with a Ranger about winter in Rocky and about how humans and animals alike adapt in this beautiful and challenging season.

 

Saturday Evening Programs (Jan 16, Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 12) Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with a variety of engaging, one-hour Ranger-led programs. For details on each day’s program, visit www.nps.gov/romo, call the Park Office at 970 586‑1206, or check in at the visitor center before heading into the park for a sunny late morning trek in the windswept snowscape.

 

Whether you love to snowshoe or you’d love to learn and are feeling a little bit adventurous, reserve your place on a 2-hour, Ranger-led Snowshoe Ecology Walk offered daily at 12:30p from Jan 2–Mar 19.  Learn technique, gain skill and knowledge as you traverse various terrain and explore the natural world of a subalpine forest.  Ages 8 and up only. No previous experience needed. Bring your own snow­shoes. Reservations required no more than 7 days in advance by calling 970 586‑1223 from 8 am to 4 pm. (Snowshoe and gear rental services are available in town. Ask at the Front Desk for more info.)

 

Imagine the snowfields glowing in silver moonlight beneath the Milky Way in the stillness of the night. The Ranger-led Full Moon Walk is a 1 to 1.5 hour walk held only on the nights of the full moon – Jan 23, Feb 22, and Mar 23, 2016.  Start Times and locations will vary each month.  Reservations required no more than 7 days in advance by calling 970 586‑1223 from 8a to 4p daily. Maximum of six (6) people per reservation.  Outdoor clothing and gear appropriate for the night-time, outdoor conditions are required.

 

Special Holiday Programs are offered from December 26 – January 1. Stop by the visitor center or call 970 586‑1206 for specific topics and times.  If you’ve got a bigger group or larger family, Park rangers may be available to provide special programs just for you!  Call 970 586-3777 to make reservations in advance.

 

Rangers and Ranger-led programs are kid friendly and you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them.  Junior Rangers have fun discovering the natural world and learning about our national parks. We need the help of ALL our rangers to keep Rocky protected for many years to come.  Pick up a free Junior Ranger Activity Booklet at any visitor contact station, discover the park, and earn your badge!

 

New in 2016 and just for 4th Graders!!  you and your family get free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year.  How do you get your free pass? Visit Every Kid in a Park at http://www.nps.gov/kids/features/2015/everyKid.cfm  do a short activity, print your voucher, and bring it with you to the park entrance station. That’s it!  For a full line-up of real time and virtual kid and youth oriented activities and programs, please visit http://www.nps.gov/kids/

 

Remember, Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road are closed for the season.  For Park information and current road conditions please call 970-586-1206.  For Colorado road conditions please visit http://www.cotrip.org/map.htm