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National Park Week 2016 - April 16 to 24

Come celebrate the amazing and beautiful national parks that America has to offer ... this week-long event allows you to visit any of our more than 400 national parks for FREE!

 

Horseshoe Sunrise in April

 

Some of the FREE events that will be happening in Rocky Mountain National Park during this week are:

April 16:  National Junior Ranger Day at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

April 16, 17, 23 & 24:  Springing to Life Activity Table at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center (Every Saturday & Sunday from March 26 to April 30)

April 16-24:  100 Images for 100 Years photo exhibition located at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center showcasing pictures of RMNP taken from their Instagram

April 19-21:  Spring Bird Walk - learn about the birds of RMNP from a local expert.  Bird walk starts at 9:00 am at the Cub Lake Trailhead in Moraine Park and goes until 10:30 am.  (Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from April 19 to June 16)

 

Birds of RMNP

 

April 21:  Full Moon Walk - explore the park by the light of the moon for between an hour and an hour and a half.  Reservations are required no more than 7 seven days in advance.  Call 970-586-1223 between 8 am and 4 pm to reserve

April 23:  Earth Day Celebration!  Celebrate Earth Day with special booths, family activities, and a tour of the park greenhouse.  Located at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

Easter in Estes Park

Easter in 2016 is on March 27th.  Kids can enjoy hunting for eggs at the Easter Egg hunts in Estes Park located at both the Stanley Hotel and Rocky Mountain Park Inn.  The Easter egg hunt at Rocky Mountain Park Inn will take place at 12:00 pm, followed by a pinata smash at 12:30 pm.  The Easter egg hunt at the Stanley Hotel will start at 1 pm.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

 

If you'd rather have an amazing feast on Easter, you can go to the following restaurants for Easter Brunch:

 

Longz - A Mountain Grill (located at Rocky Mountain Park Inn) is hosting a brunch at $11.85/person from 7 am to 12 pm.  For reservations, call 970-580-2332.   

The Other Side Restaurant will be offering a traditional Champagne Easter Brunch from 9 am to 3 pm.  Adults brunch is $36.95, children from ages 10 to 14 are $14.95, and children under 10 pay their age. Reservations required at 970-586-2171.

The Estes Park Resort is hosting a traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 10 am to 5 pm.  For adults and children 13 years old and older, brunch will cost $38.  Children ages 4 to 12 pay their age and children 3 and under are free.  For menu and reservations, call 970-577-6400.

The Stanley Hotel is hosting their traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 11 am to 4 pm.  Adults are $60, Children ages 5 to 12 are $26, and children 5 and under are free.  Reservations required at 970-577-4001.

YMCA of the Rockies is offering their traditional Easter Brunch buffet from 11 am to 2 pm.  Adults are $39.95, children ages 6 to 12 are $16.95, and children 5 and under are free.  Reservations required at 970-586-3341, ext. 1378.