MAKE YOUR VACATION INTO AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Rocky Mountain National Park is home to an amazing range of ecosystems. From montane and subalpine to alpine tundra and glaciers, scenic views are guaranteed at every elevation. Enos Mills, father of the Rocky Mountain National Park, confided in park rangers, guides, and Colorado residents to not only preserve the landscape, but to teach visitors about its history and beauty. After all, the forests are the flags of nature. “Within National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves in, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.” – Enos Mills YMCA of the Rockies strives to honor Mills by offering nature-based activities like our hiking program. Some other programs include flower walks with Zelma, Ken’s Alluvial Fan hike, and history hikes with staff members from Dorsey Museum. At the Boone Family Mountain Center, we also have binders filled with pictures and descriptions of flowers and animals that live in the surrounding area. Head over to the Boone Family Mountain Center at YMCA of the Rockies this summer to discover the naturalist in you!