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General Information www.nps.gov/romo rockyNPS @RMNPOfficial Open all year. Visitors can enter and exit at any time. Visitor Information 970-627-3471 (daily 8am-4:30pm Mountain Time, recorded information after hours). Trail Ridge Road Information 970-586-1222 (recorded message 24 hours a day, updated when road status changes). Visitor Information for the Hearing Impaired (TTY) 970-586-1319 (daily 8am-5pm Mountain Time). Backcountry Office / Lost & Found 970-586-1242. Campground Reservations 877-444-6777. In an emergency call 911. Timber Lake Campground Situated along the Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley, eight miles north of the park entrance, it has 98 sites, all on a firstcome, first-served basis. $20/night while the water is turned on mid-May through mid-September; $14/night when the water is turned off. Cash or credit card. Rangerled campfire programs in the amphitheater at Timber Creek during the summer. Car camping as well as RV and trailer sites. Grand Lake Cemetery The cemetery opened in 1892, before Rocky Mountain National Park was established. It bears the distinction of being the only operational community cemetery within a U.S. national park. Activities in the Park The park offers over 350 miles of hiking trails, ranging from leisurely strolls to intense mountain climbs. Hike options range across a wide variety of distances, elevation changes, and terrains. From quick day hikes to hardcore backpacking options, there’s a hike for everyone’s style and ability in Rocky Mountain National Park. For the adventuresome trout angler, the park has 147 lakes, many with fish. Pick up a brochure listing lakes with fish and park regulations at the visitor center. Bicycles are permitted on Trail Ridge Road. There is no shoulder and the road twists and turns. Be aware of drivers as they are often looking at the scenery and not used to driving this kind of road. Horseback riding is permitted within the park, with over 260 miles of trails open to horses, mules, ponies, llamas, and burros. Guided, horseback trail tours are available on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and leave from the stables in Grand Lake. Ranger-led activities and nature programs are offered at each of the park’s visitor centers, including Kawuneeche Visitor Center on the west side of the park near Grand Lake. In the winter months, visitors may also enjoy snowshoeing and cross country skiing throughout Rocky Mountain National Park. ATVs and snowmobiles are prohibited within Rocky Mountain National Park, although there are hundreds of miles of legal trails in and around Grand Lake. Warm Tip: The alpine tundra is windy and 20 to 30 degrees colder than Grand Lake. Bring a warm jacket, sweatshirt, and sweater. The weather can change in a moment at this elevation. For expanded information, visit our website e www.GrandLakeChamber.com 9


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