Fish Ponds – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Sheep Lakes in Horseshoe Park - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was active in Rocky Mountain National Park during the whole of the program’s lifetime, 1933 to 1942.  There were four main camps in the park. The CCC participated in a fish-restocking program, which the National… read more

Campground Improvements – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Entrance station at Aspenglen Campground - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made improvements to three of the existing campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park: Endovalley, Aspenglen and Glacier Basin.  These three were the most popular campgrounds at the time and their facilities were antiquated, so CCC… read more

Aspenglen Amphitheater – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Amphitheater at Aspenglen Campground - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was active in Rocky Mountain National Park throughout the New Deal era, 1933-42.  Among the other works undertaken by CCC enrollees was the construction of three amphitheaters, at Aspenglen Campground, Moraine Park Museum and Glacier… read more

Moraine Park Museum – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Moraine Park Museum - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Moraine Park, a large valley in the southeastern portion of Rocky Mountain National Park, is home to the Moraine Park Museum.  The building was formerly a private lodge built in 1923.  Both Moraine Park (a glacial valley) and Moraine Lodge… read more

Staff Residential Area – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Staff residences near utility area - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The New Deal contributed many residential buildings for park staff at Rocky Mountain National Park, particularly in the large cluster of housing next to the utility area – the main maintenance station for the park which is near the Beaver… read more

Fall River Entrance Ranger Station – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Fall River entrance ranger residence, Rocky Mountain National Park CO

In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed three buildings for what was then called the Bighorn Ranger Station at the east entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park – which was the original entrance on this side of the park…. read more

Shadow Mountain Lookout – Rocky Mountain National Park CO

Shadow Mountain Lookout - Rocky Mountain National Park CO

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), working for the US Forest Service, constructed four fire lookout towers around Rocky Mountain National Park.  The one on the summit of Shadow Mountain, overlooking Grand Lake CO in the southwest corner of the park,… read more