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May 2019

NEW! Estes Valley: History & Historic Sites

May 31, 2019
$72 – $80

This course will provide an overview of the region’s past by mixing brief lecture-and-discussion format with visits to historical sites of significance.  Site visits will range from an ancient Indian battlefield to early homesteads, from stately resorts to deserted cabins.  The course will examine numerous historical sites in the Estes Valley to discover the outlines of settlement and change.  This class is intended to be more than just an historical tour.  Participants are urged to sample the bibliography listed below…

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June 2019

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Rockies: Plants for Hunger & Health

Jun 7, 2019
$72.00 – $80.00

Explore the flora of the park with a former RMNP interpretive ranger and Master Herbalist. Focus on plants that have been used historically as food and medicine and those in current use by Native American tribes. Herbal remedies based on popular traditions, herbal lore and cultural customs will be complemented with knowledge of therapeutic value discovered by scientists for a holistic portrayal of medicinal plants found in the Rocky Mountains. Discover the edible plants, their pharmacology, identification, conservation and ethics…

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Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (Iron Thumb)

Jun 13, 2019
Free – $15

People from the past come to life in this hour-long presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley.  Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.  Time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows will follow the presentation. Iron Thumb is a fictitious character representation of a 19th century fur trapper of…

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NEW! “Uppity” Women of the Rockies

Jun 15, 2019
$72.00 – $80.00

The area in and around what is now Rocky Mountain National Park has had a long history of “uppity women” who had the spunk and initiative to connect with the mountains on their own as botanists, homesteaders, mountain climbers, etc. Join us to learn more about these unique individuals, and visit the sites and homes where they made their mark. Meets at the RMC Field Institute Instructor: Jan Robertson

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Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (Miner Bill & the Blue Mist)

Jun 20, 2019
Free – $15.00

People from the past come to life in this hour-long presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley.  Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.  Time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows will follow the presentation. Thousands of visitors have been intrigued and entertained by the Blue Mist legend since…

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NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Jun 20, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

Whether you’re gazing skyward through conifer branches or peering down into valleys below, Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful and curious place teeming with wild life. Often when visiting the mountains, we allow ourselves to be swept up by the high-country views and forget about the inhabitants that make this area so unique. In Wildlife of Rocky, join our naturalist-guide on a 14-passenger mini-bus or 12-passenger van as we seek out the critters of Rocky Mountain National Park, both…

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Phantoms: The Primordial, Prehistoric, & Hidden History of RMNP

Jun 22 - Jun 23, 2019
$144 – $160

What stories hover like phantoms behind the contemporary face of Rocky Mountain National Park? 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, places and events that are generally not interpreted by the park but are apparent when you know where to look. See billion-year-old rocks, and discover Apache Fort,…

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NEW! Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (Early Innkeepers of RMNP History)

Jun 27, 2019
Free – $15.00

People from the past come to life in this hour-long presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley.  Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.  Time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows will follow the presentation. One hundred years ago, ranchers and homesteaders rapidly built lodges and cabins for visitors…

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NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Jun 27, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

Whether you’re gazing skyward through conifer branches or peering down into valleys below, Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful and curious place teeming with wild life. Often when visiting the mountains, we allow ourselves to be swept up by the high-country views and forget about the inhabitants that make this area so unique. In Wildlife of Rocky, join our naturalist-guide on a 14-passenger mini-bus or 12-passenger van as we seek out the critters of Rocky Mountain National Park, both…

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July 2019

NEW! Longs Peak Up-close

Jul 6, 2019
$72.00 – $80.00

Have you ever wondered about those who have explored and studied this unique and famous feature? Ever wondered about the character of Longs Peak itself?  Join Walt and Marlene Borneman for a day of intimately connecting with Longs Peak’s history, heritage and folklore - from geology to colorful characters.  Along the way, Marlene will point out various flora and fauna. Meets at the RMC Field Institute Instructor: Marlene & Walter Borneman

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Campfire Ghost Stories: Living History Tales of the West (Rocky Mountain Tales of Survival- Various Characters)

Jul 11, 2019
Free – $15.00

People from the past come to life in this hour-long presentation about the history and adventures of several past residents and visitors to the Estes Valley.  Join these characters as they recount tales of humor, exploration and danger; learn what life was like for them during their stay in and around Rocky Mountain National Park.  Time for campfire questions and roasting marshmallows will follow the presentation. Hear thrilling tales of adventure from pioneers facing perilous encounters and daring escapes. Abner…

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NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Jul 11, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

Whether you’re gazing skyward through conifer branches or peering down into valleys below, Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful and curious place teeming with wild life. Often when visiting the mountains, we allow ourselves to be swept up by the high-country views and forget about the inhabitants that make this area so unique. In Wildlife of Rocky, join our naturalist-guide on a 14-passenger mini-bus or 12-passenger van as we seek out the critters of Rocky Mountain National Park, both…

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