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

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  • June 22, 2019
  • Location: 1895 FALL RIVER RD, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Price: $160 per adult ages 16 and older
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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, site of an early Indian battle. Visit the location of the 1915 RMNP Dedication Ceremony. Discover the “phantom” Big Thompson entrance station, a main park entry that was obliterated in the 1960s and Phantom Valley Ranch, an early homestead turned guest ranch tucked along the Colorado River. Explore the site of the park’s ski area. Check out a 1930s CCC camp. Witness the changes floods in two different centuries have left on the park. Wander inside an elk exclosure, and see 21st century wildlife management in action.

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