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RMNP for Memorial Day

Rocky Mountain National Park staff invite you to two special programs this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.  Commemorate one hundred years of the National Park … Continue reading

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Calving Season – Irritable Moms, Relaxed Dads

It’s spring! Everything is blooming, eating, and birthing!   Bull Elk are shedding winter coats, eating to recover stamina, muscle, and strength after the challenges of winter and growing new antlers in preparation for the Autumn Rut.  Not yet ready for sparring, the Bulls can often … Continue reading

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Beautiful Babies Everywhere!

Spring is birthing season and wild babies are everywhere!  From now through mid-summer visitors are likely to see young animals that may appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails (especially close to Lake Estes) or along the … Continue reading

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Just stoppin’ by for a snack…

  Visitors lined the shoulders of Fall River Road to watch this small herd of bull Elk in old coats and new velvet grazing on our front lawn.   Antlers  can grow an inch a day and weigh up to 20 pounds each.  … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Are Shy!

Rocky Mountain National Park provides protection for all wildlife.  Bighorn sheep are nervous, shy and very sensitive to human disturbance.  Please help to protect them!   Spring brings many opportunities for casual wildlife watching.   Here are a few simple rules for viewing: … Continue reading

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