Protecting Public Lands for
More Than 80 Years
Founded in 1931, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy (formerly the Rocky Mountain Nature Association) is a nonprofit organization supporting Rocky Mountain National Park. When you support the Conservancy, you’re supporting one of our national treasures for generations to come.
From the trails you hike to the wildlife you encounter, our work in Rocky Mountain National Park helps protect and preserve the beauty of one of America’s favorite national parks.
With unprecedented access to RMNP and hands-on field opportunities, these educational programs offer experiences that will last a lifetime!
Your Rocky Mountain Conservancy membership keeps you connected to Rocky Mountain National Park, helps protect and preserve, the park, and saves you 15% in our Nature Stores in the park!
Conservancy Supports Longs Peak Trail Work in 2020
The park is moving forward with plans to refurbish the popular ascent trail on the Longs Peak trail, Colorado Front Range’s most prominent 14’er. Technical rock work is planned on this iconic trail to support a large volume of visitor usage, custodial operations and SAR operations – and help protect the sensitive tundra ecosystem.
This first season is part of a multi-year project to refurbish the trails on the mountain above tree line. The high volume of users each year widens the trail which encroaches ever more into the delicate tundra. The RMNP Trails crew hopes the improvements will not only provide users with a better outdoor experience, but guide hikers through the landscape in a more sustainable way.
Shadow Mountain Crews: For our last week, the Shadow Mountain crew hiked the South Fork loop, a 26-mile-long trail that took us up and down the mountains multiple times. It was the most challenging hike we had been on yet. Even in the superb hiking condition we were in after a summer of hiking and […]