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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – Park Closures for Elk Protection

Closures to protect the elk during the annual bugling season are currently in effect throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. Horseshoe Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, Harbison Meadow and Holzwarth Meadow will all be closed through October 31st. In addition,...

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Motivational Monday – ‘Where We Belong’

"When the day is full of potential, being lazy isn't a consideration.." Throughout human history, people have gone out into nature in search of self discovery, connectedness and transformation. At times when we're feeling most unsure of ourselves and our place in the...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – Finding Fall Colors This Weekendd

Beginning in late August each year, the aspens in the highest parts of Rocky Mountain National Park embark on their annual transition of 'quaking'; a term use to describe the leave's behavior in the breeze and unique color changing process from green to brilliant...

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Motivational Monday – Break Free of Your Comfort Zone

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again..." – Abraham Maslow Countless people operate day to day within their comfort zone; a silent but common ailment. The longer...

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Motivational Monday – Embracing Solitude

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. – Arthur Schopenhauer Though we have all relied on our social connections with one another to advance...

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Rocky Mountain National Park – Estes Park September Festivals 2017

Not far from Rocky Mountain National Park lies beloved Estes Park, where visitors and locals alike celebrate life in the Colorado Rockies with special events throughout the year. Below are the events this month that you will want to pencil into your calendar! Longs...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – The Beautiful Results of a Natural Disaster

There are spectacular reminders everywhere reminding us of nature's great power and all that it can do; and Rocky Mountain National Park has had it's fair share! Nature is constantly working to alter the park. whether it be over the course of a few hours or a few...

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Motivational Monday – “Words of Wilderness”

Thank you to Pete McBride and Vital Films for creating this beautiful tribute to the wilderness of the United States in honor of the Wilderness Act's 50th Anniversary. "We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – Become a Park Podcaster!

With more people, families and groups venturing into Rocky Mountain National Park than ever before, you may be wondering how park rangers, staff and volunteers do it... How do they keep all the pieces in place? What challenges do they face? And how can I help? Thanks...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – Weekend RMNP Events

Need to make plans for the upcoming weekend? Look no further than Rocky Mountain National Park! There's always plenty going on to entertain those venturing alone, with friends or with the family... Friday, July 28th  Lily Ridge Hike (2 miles) - 9:30 to 11:00 am - Lily...

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Motivational Monday – Your Secret Weapon to Success

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie Phil Drolet, creator and author of the successful 'optimal living' blog The Feel Good...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – Photography in the Park

Erik Stensland, an Estes Park resident and photographer, visits Rocky Mountain National Park regularly to photograph all the beauty within; spring flowers, sunsets and waterfalls overflowing. Like many creative nature enthusiasts, Stensland prefers to wander outdoors...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Series – A Place to Meditate in Nature

Wouldn't it be nice to have a place where people can come together and commit to learning about the world around them in thoughtful, sincere way? Sitting on 180 acres near Ward, Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center welcomes participants from near and...

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Motivational Monday – Have Less, Live More

"When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need." - Lao Tzu What's the one thing that we can never get back? Time. Our time is perhaps the most finite and valuable resource we each have as we go through life. Each moment you choose what you spend it on, whether...

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK SERIES – GRAND DITCH LEAK

Rocky Mountain National Park staff was notified last Saturday night that an old culvert in Grand Ditch is leaking at the intersection of Lady Creek and Grand Ditch. The company who operates the Grand Ditch (Water Supply and Storage Company) have made temporary repairs...

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK SERIES – THE ROCKY PLEDGE

The staff and volunteers of Rocky Mountain National Park, do their best to provide park visitors with experiences of a lifetime. But they can't do it without you!     How can you help? Take the Rocky Pledge (see below). You can read it aloud or to yourself, in the...

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Motivational Monday – 5 Ways to Get Out of That Rut

Everyone has found themselves in a place where all you can ask yourself is, "What am I doing?" Whether you are feeling stuck at your job or struggling to achieve even the most basic of goals, there is a way out of the rut! Here are 5 steps to take which help you...

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK SERIES – PARK CAMPGROUNDS OPEN

Despite the six feet of snow that some areas of the mountains received late this month, 4 out of 5 campgrounds within Rocky Mountain National Park are open and ready! The ever-changing weather is something we love about our state; one day we're buried in snow, the...

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