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August 2020

Kids’ Map & Compass Exploration

Aug 4, 2020
Free

Introduce kids to how maps work, how to read a legend, and how to create their own map through a fun exploration of the surrounding environment. Using games and a navigational scavenger hunt, kids can discover the parts of a compass and useful mapping techniques. Kids will gain a basic understanding of navigation as well as develop the ability to plan a route and orienteer with or without a compass. Meets at Hidden Valley Picnic Area

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Rocky Mountain Survivor: Kids’ Survival Basics!

Aug 5, 2020
Free

Thunderstorms? Bears? Trails that lead to nowhere? Learn to prepare for whatever nature throws your way! IKids can learn the basics of outdoor survival, from what to pack for a hike to how to survive a night alone in the wilderness. Learn to make a fire and build a shelter from materials found outdoors. Meets at the Moraine Park Discovery Center

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NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Ute Trail

Aug 15, 2020
$50

Participants will get to experience each life zone within Rocky Mountain National Park as they hike down from the tundra, along the historic Ute Trail, through pine forests into lush montane meadows. The focus of this hike will be on the cultural and natural history of the area including information on the Ute people who once called RMNP their home. Each life zone will bring new information and chances to view the plants and animals which inhabit these areas. Meets…

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NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Lawn Lake

Aug 22, 2020
$50

Participants will follow the Roaring River up to Lawn Lake, site of the 1982 Lawn Lake flood, to view the lake in its now-natural state. Along the way, folks can see and learn about the history of the flood while contemplating the rich pine forests and stream ecosystems of the Park. At Lawn Lake, flanked by Mummy, Hagues, and Fairchild Mountains, participants will experience breathtaking views of 13,000 ft peaks surrounded by subalpine and alpine meadows. Occasionally one might view…

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NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Mount Ida

Aug 29, 2020
$50

This hike on the western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park affords panoramic views of the Never Summer Mountains, Gorge Lakes, and both sides of the Continental Divide as participants traverse subalpine and tundra terrain to the top of Mount Ida. Possible sightings of bighorn sheep and elk can be enjoyed from the many lookout points along the way. Meets at Milner Pass Instructor: TBA

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September 2020

NEW! Hike with a Naturalist: Ouzel Lake

Sep 12, 2020
$50

Enjoy a pleasant hike through Wild Basin to Ouzel Lake. Walk along the beautiful North St. Vrain Creek, learn about the many plants that grow along the water’s edge, and visit impressive Calypso Cascades and Ouzel Falls. Learn how the land recovers from fire as you traverse through a 1978 fire burn site while savoring the splendor and wildness of Ouzel Lake. Meets at the Wild Basin Trailhead Instructor: TBA

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