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Phantoms: The Hidden History of RMNP

Aug 8 - Aug 10, 2020


Roam the park with award-winning writer Mary Taylor Young, author of the park’s centennial history Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years. Discover traces of park history that lie hidden beneath the surface and off the beaten path. Uncover the history of places and events that are generally not interpreted by the park but are apparent when you know where to look. Participants will see billion-year-old rocks, discover Apache Fort, visit the location of the 1915 Rocky Mountain National Park Dedication Ceremony, discover the “phantom” Big Thompson entrance station and Phantom Valley Ranch, explore the site of the park’s ski area, and so much more. Check out a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, witness the impact of historical floods, wander inside an elk exclosure, and see 21st century wildlife management in action.

(CSM credit available)

Meets at the Field Institute

Instructor: Mary Taylor Young