Pioneers’ Wild Animal Encounters

9/15/2016, 3:00PM to 4:00PM

The “ghosts” of Rocky Mountain National Park’s earliest pioneers witnessed a primeval world of nature’s wildest creatures: birds, beavers, elk, mountain sheep—even species now “ghosts” themselves like grizzlies and wolves. Hear these adventures—from raising orphaned grizzly bear cubs, to tracking the eerie howl of a Longs Peak coyote, to the quest for “wapiti”. Learn how elk, once overhunted to extripation, were reintroduced in a fleet of Stanley steam cars. History portrayalist Kurtis Kelly leads campfire storytelling for all ages. Cost is $4 for members and children, $6 for non-members.

Questions? Contact the Curator of Education at 970-577-3762.