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Colorado: Room for discovery with Rocky Mountain park package

There's so much to explore in the Rocky Mountains, but where to start? A package from the Rocky Mountain Park Inn in Estes Park, Colo., offers some interesting ways to learn about the area with a pro.

The Rocky Mountain Explorer Package at the 150-room inn combines a one-night stay with a field seminar led by naturalists on topics as diverse as migrating birds and the secret life of beavers to hidden trails in the national park. When you go will determine what field classes are available.

For example, April visitors may take a seminar about birds of prey and spring migration; summer travelers can discover places to hike off the beaten path to see wildlife and wildflowers. Seminars are led by naturalists and others with the Rocky Mountain Nature Assn.

Dates: The offer is good year-round.

Price: $225 to $295 for two, based on double occupancy. It includes a one-night stay, two passes to a field seminar, breakfast, boxed lunch and a pass to the national park. Airfare to Colorado is extra.

Contact: Rocky Mountain Park Inn, (970) 586-2332

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