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Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates 100 Years

September 2, 2013 by

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park has a rich history dating back to September 4, 1915. Back then, special guests and visitors gathered in Horseshoe Park to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park.

The following January, President Wilson signed into law that the Park would forever protect the incredible resources within its boundaries for future generations.

Rocky Mountain National Park Anniversary Celebrations

Plan your visit between September 4 of 2014 through September 4 of 2015, and join Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th anniversary celebration.

A variety of events are being planned that will offer special opportunities to take part in the Park’s rich cultural and natural history. Activities are still being added to the schedule of events as they are approved, and will include many special activities and community events.

Timberline Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park

Timberline Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park

Things to Do

If you prefer, you can celebrate the 100th anniversary in solitude with nature somewhere amid the 416 square miles of rock-ribbed wilderness which offers shifting landscapes from mountain peaks, to meadows dotted with delicate alpine flowers, to clear mountain lakes.

With the wide variety of elevations, visitors have much to experience and see. The wetland ecosystem of the park includes 150 lakes and 450 miles of streams, and wildlife enthusiasts have the opportunity to spot deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, ptarmigan, coyote, black bears and cougars.

Mountain Stream

Field Seminars

Hikers may be interested in taking part in a Rocky Mountain Nature Association Field Seminar. It’s a unique and personal way to learn about the Park’s montane meadows, subalpine forests, alpine tundra, glacier-carved valleys and more.

The program includes lectures and field trips, and most require hiking. Check the Association’s website to for more details and a schedule of field seminars.

No matter which “ology” interests you, the vast and varying Rocky Mountain National Park has something to captivate your attention.

Photo credits:, Steven Bratmanrkramer62

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