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MediaKitty: Summer Rocks at Rocky Mountain National Park
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Turism&Travel Summer Rocks at Rocky Mountain National Park Free West Side ranger programs let families explore with walks, hikes and activities Grand County, CO – Home to the western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand County, Colorado is a summer favorite for families preferring to experience this adventure wonderland in less-crowded destinations.

To help visitors grasp the big picture, the park offers complimentary ranger-led programs throughout the season. From daytime hiking past meadows and rivers along the Continental Divide Trail to roasting marshmallows with a wrangler around a campfire, all ages can celebrate the great outdoors. Regardless of the day or evening you visit, there's something on the calendar. Here's a look at programs being offered on the park's West Side throughout the summer. For details on dates, times and locations, scroll down to “Free Summer Ranger Programs – West Side” at www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/upload/ranger_programs_summer_2013.pdf. Walks & Hikes · Hike Through History – Discover hidden remnants of mining and dude ranch history along the Colorado River on a gentle three-mile hike. · Inside The Fence – Enter an “exclosure” to learn about moose, elk and beaver, and explore habitat recovery firsthand. · Beyond The Falls – Take an easy one-mile stroll to Adams Falls and soak in the spectacular view beyond. · Mountain Wildflowers – A ranger leads the way to current blooms and explains what makes them so special. Ends 8/13. · Rocky Mountain Heritage Walk – Learn Kawuneeche Valley history while exploring a historic guest ranch. Starts 6/22. · Wilderness Connections – This moderate two-mile hike along a new section of the Continental Divide Trail features a meadow and river. Children's Programs (End Mid-August) · Junior Ranger Program – Earn a Junior Ranger badge with a one-hour program and activities. · Web Walkers – Explore a section of the Colorado River (6 -12 years). · Come Bug A Ranger – Learn fun facts about insects. Includes puppets, stories and activities (4 - 10 years). · Walk Backwards – Step back in time and experience life on a 1920s dude ranch with chores, games and period costumes (6 - 12 years). Talks & Activities · Holzwarth Historic Site – Tour a 1920s-era dude ranch for a taste of early homesteading and tourism. · Skins And Things – Examine the skins, skulls, antlers, teeth and bones of park mammals. · Ranger's Flyfishing School – Learn about the park's fish management program, stream ecology and flycasting. Bring your flyfishing gear or borrow the ranger's. Runs 6/24 - 8/12. · Behind The Scenes – See short videos documenting how the park addresses challenges like elk management, pine beetles and bear safety. Starts 6/22. · Sisters Of Courage – Learn about the pioneer experience through the story of the remarkable Harbison sisters and their family. Includes a half-mile walk to homestead sites. Starts 7/1. · Exploring With A Camera – Focus on composition, light and basic tips to improve your photos during this photography walk. Ends 8/2. Evening Programs · Timber Creek Evening Program – Presentations are available nightly at Timber Creek. - more - (Free Summer Ranger Programs – page 2) · Saturday Night In The Park – Enjoy an evening program in the Kawuneeche Visitor Center auditorium. · Walk Into Twilight – Take a leisurely stroll as darkness, night sounds and wildlife fill the valley. Bring warm clothes, good hiking shoes and a flashlight. Ends 8/11. · Old Ranch Campfire – Roasting marshmallows (bring 'em), hearing tall tales (the old wrangler will tell 'em) and crooning campfire songs bring back the old days. Dress warmly. Ends 8/9. Night Sky Programs · Celestial Wilderness – Use a telescope to explore night sky astronomy. Ends 8/10. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, call (970) 586-1206.About Grand CountyGrand County is located 67 miles northwest of Denver via I-70 and Hwy. 40. The County is the headwaters for the Colorado River and home to the western portion of Rocky Mountain National Park. It contains six incorporated towns - Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sculpture Springs and Kremmling. For additional information, visit www.visitgrandcounty.com. ContactGaylene Ore, Ore Communications: gaylene@orecommunications.com; (970) 531-2336 ###  
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