2010 NSF GK-12 Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

Field Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)

Location: RMNP, CO

Website: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/things2do.htm

Summary: The soaring peaks of the Rockies are perhaps one of the best-known landmarks of Colorado. RMNP has at least 60 mountains that are more than 12,000 feet high, and many of them are worth climbing, but the park is more than the mountains: lush meadows, flowers, lakes, and forests are also integral parts of the park. Whether you prefer a strenuous hike, a leisurely stroll, or a simple picnic, there are things for all ages and fitness levels here. If you visit in the evening, be sure to listen for the elk bugling. It's a sound not quite like anything you may have heard before, and is not to be missed!

Approximate Time Needed: Varies.

Directions from Denver: From Denver and the east, take U.S. 34 from Loveland, CO or U.S. 36 from Boulder through Estes Park, Colorado. More detailed directions are available at http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/directions.htm .

Contact to schedule visit: Jessica Feld, CU Boulder Project Manager. Email Jessica