Already on the list are several guided hikes. The Colorado Mountain Club will be offering hikes, climbs, and wildflower walks throughout the anniversary year. Also, later this year, on September 5th, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association will be offering a naturalist-guided hike along the Ute Trail (please call 970-586-3262 for details).
The park itself will also be offering a guided hike along the Lily Lake Trail on September 6th.
For a complete list of events currently scheduled for the year-long celebration, please click here. You should note that additional events will be added as we approach the anniversary.
Rocky Mountain enthusiasts may also want to note that award-winning author Mary Taylor Young has recently published a new book that celebrates the park's centennial. In addition to telling the story of the park, Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years is illustrated with more than 250 historical and landscape images. Mary will be giving a presentation on her new book at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium on September 27th as part of the Centennial Speaker Series.
If you plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park during the centennial celebration, or anytime this year, please note that our website offers a wide variety of accommodation listings in both Estes Park and Grand Lake. Also, don't forget to check out our other Things To Do page to help with your trip planning.