Another year of record visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2016
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Another year of record visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2016

ESTES PARK Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation in 2016. The park received a total of 4,517,584 visitors for 2016, which was an 8.7 percent increase over record visitation in 2015. All months in 2016 set visitation records except for December. This visitation represents a 32 percent increase since 2014, and a … Continue reading

Conservancy offers snowshoeing trek for kids, families in National Park
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Conservancy offers snowshoeing trek for kids, families in National Park

ESTES PARK Winter presents many challenges for the plants and animals that call Rocky Mountain National Park home. For visitors to the park, it seems that survival in these conditions is near impossible, but for the wildlife the secret to survival is hidden just under the surface of the Colorado snowpack. Learn how plants and … Continue reading

National Park Artist-in-Residence programs continue with photographer Danielle Austen
Arts / Rocky Mountain N.P.

National Park Artist-in-Residence programs continue with photographer Danielle Austen

ESTES PARK Photographer Danielle Austen of Hillsborough, New Jersey has been an Artist-in-Residence at Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, and Everglades National Parks.  She was also a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center.  She has received numerous photography awards including the 2015 International Nature-Landscape Photography Award.  Her images have also been exhibited at museums and … Continue reading

Macroinvertebrates: Underwater World of Insects & Other Small Creatures in Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain N.P.

Macroinvertebrates: Underwater World of Insects & Other Small Creatures in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK – If you were to close your eyes and picture a dragonfly, a startling accurate image forms. Here in each of our memories is a creature delicately perched, with beautiful iridescent wings, massive eyes, and a long slender abdomen. However, this clear image is only showing the dragonfly in its adult state. The … Continue reading