Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1915 after an eight-year campaign led by Enos Mills, and now you can visit the park to see wildlife, camp, hike, and enjoy quiet time to appreciate nature. The approximately 415-square-mile park has over three million annual visitors who do just that.
Rocky Mountain NP has approximately 600 sites in its five campgrounds alone. Trails are plentiful, with over 350 miles that range in difficulty from casual wanders to strenuous ups and downs.
While elk, sheep, and moose are plentiful and can be seen at certain times of the year, there are also a number of either endangered or threatened species in the park, such as the whooping crane. These species, along with other birds and certain fish and mammals, are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
The National Park Service has several events scheduled during the year-long birthday celebration. You can find more information here: