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August 2019

NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 22, 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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NEW! Bright Lights & Dark Skies: Family Astronomy

Aug 24, 2019
Free – $25.00

Dark skies at a national park offer the chance to see points of light like planets, stars, and meteors. Fall is a great time to see meteors! In addition, many species of wildlife depend on the ability to see the sky to navigate and migrate. Artificial light disturbs the ability for wildlife to navigate and migrate, and also disturbs our opportunity to feel connected with the entire universe.  Discover some of the interesting ways wildlife use the night sky (with…

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NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Estes Cone

Aug 24, 2019
$45.00 – $50.00

On this mountain summit hike, participants will have the opportunity to travel through rich subalpine forest as they gaze down upon Estes Park and the surrounding plains communities, all while facing the majestic peaks of Longs and Meeker.  Folks will learn about mountain ecology with chances to view wildlife such as pine squirrels, martens, and grouse.  Breathtaking views await those who summit, and rocky outcroppings offer folks a chance to sit and ponder the vastness of the land below. Meets…

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NEW! Wildlife of Rocky: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Aug 29, 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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The Persevering Pika: Secrets of Alpine Survival

Aug 31, 2019
$72 – $80

Watch the American pika demonstrate its alpine survival strategy. Pikas and their hibernating neighbors — yellow-bellied marmots, chipmunks and squirrels — are easy to watch in the summer and fall as they forage among the alpine wildflowers. Learn to spot different animal behaviors that provide clues to surviving the long, cold winter. Pikas don’t hibernate, so you’re sure to learn a few survival tips from these resourceful little beasts. (CSM credit available) Meets at the Field Institute Instructor: Ashley Whipple

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September 2019

Elk Expeditions

Sep 5, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior featuring bugling, posturing and herding displays. This extraordinary event will be available for viewing from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions about elk. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls and fur will be available for participants to see and touch. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the…

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Elk Expeditions

Sep 6, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior featuring bugling, posturing and herding displays. This extraordinary event will be available for viewing from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions about elk. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls and fur will be available for participants to see and touch. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the…

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Elk Expeditions

Sep 7, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior featuring bugling, posturing and herding displays. This extraordinary event will be available for viewing from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions about elk. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls and fur will be available for participants to see and touch. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the…

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NEW! Hike With a Naturalist: Loomis Lake

Sep 7, 2019
$45.00 – $50.00

Explore the subalpine ecosystem of Rocky Mountain National Park as you travel through spruce/fir forests on a less-traveled trail to a tucked-away mountain lake with beautiful views of the Continental Divide.  Fall colors, mushrooms and a variety of berries grace the trail along with opportunities to view elk, beaver and moose.  Beauty and solitude await those seeking adventure on the trail to this hidden gem in Rocky Mountain National Park. Meets at the Fern Lake Trailhead Instructor: TBD

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Elk Expeditions

Sep 9, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior featuring bugling, posturing and herding displays. This extraordinary event will be available for viewing from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions about elk. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls and fur will be available for participants to see and touch. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the…

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From Elk to Aspen: An Educational Adventure by Bus

Sep 12, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

It’s impossible to ignore the magic of fall in the Rockies, as morning sunlight glows through golden aspen leaves and elk bugles echo in the distance. Experience these autumnal wonders from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van on a journey in Rocky Mountain National Park. Join a professional naturalist guide on a morning excursion to discover the plants and animals and wanderers and settlers of the park; learn how Rocky’s inhabitants are shaped by this rugged climate.…

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Elk Expeditions

Sep 12, 2019
$25.00 – $50.00

The fall rut is a spectacular display of elk mating behavior featuring bugling, posturing and herding displays. This extraordinary event will be available for viewing from the comfort of a 14–passenger mini-bus or 12–passenger van staffed by a professional educational guide who will discuss elk ecology, interpret activity and answer questions about elk. Elk artifacts such as antlers, skulls and fur will be available for participants to see and touch. Entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park is included in the…

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