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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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  • Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage

    Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »

  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood

    Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »

For Kids

Rocky: An Outdoor Playground

Rocky Mountian National Park is a great place for kids and families, and truly an outdoor playground. We offer many FREE Ranger-led programs that are geared for kids; check our Rocky Mountain National Park's official newspaper for details and times of ranger programs.

If you are looking for an indoor activity, stop by the Fall River Visitor Center's Discovery Room, where childen can touch animal skins, try on ranger uniforms, and learn about different widlife that call the park home. Moraine Park Discovery Center's museum is also a great place to learn and discover the park through geology displays and wildlife exhibits.

Photo park ranger and future junior ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park

Park Ranger Diane and future Junior Ranger Gideon enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park.

Become a Junior Ranger!

Stop by a Visitor Center or Junior Ranger Headquarters, located at Moraine Park Discovery Center, to pick up a free Junior Ranger activity booklet. The booklets are available for kids ages 5 and under, 6-8, and 9 and up. Completing your booklet and sharing what you learned with a park ranger will earn you an official Rocky Mountain National Park Junior Ranger badge.

You can also become a Web Ranger and earn a certificate by completing activities online. This is a National Park Service site full of educational activities for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this is the place for you. Join the fun, customize you Ranger Station, and earn more rewards.

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Junior Rangers Having fun earning their badges at the Headquarters.
Junior Rangers having fun earning their badges at Junior Ranger Headquarters!
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Did You Know?

Saddle notched corner on Joe Fleshut cabin

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