Lost Lodges of Rocky with Dave Lively

Location: Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library (1289 Lincoln Ave.)

Tales of the historic lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park, presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum.

Did you know there have been over 30 lodges in Rocky Mountain National Park? Why is lodging now limited to outside the Park’s boundaries? What happened to the camps and resorts that used to be in the National Park? Lost Lodges of Rocky explores the transitions in lodging for visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park. Engaging storyteller Dave Lively invites you to share the thought provoking search for balance between wilderness and hospitality unique to America’s first automobile-based National Park.

About the speaker

Dave Lively is a resident and well-known historian in Grand Lake, Colorado, and the only Certified Tour Guide in Grand County. His family homesteaded what is now the Grand Lake entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, allowing him the opportunity to have a unique, detailed knowledge that no one else does. He appears in “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park”, a documentary appearing on PBS stations nationwide. He is a speaker for the Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Speakers Series and conducts historic tours and seminars for Rocky Mountain National Park, Rocky Mountain Conservancy and Trail River Ranch education center, and is a Step-On guide for History Colorado.
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