Enos Mills: Crusader for the Wisdom of Wilderness

For his tireless efforts, Enos Mills (1870-1922) is remembered as the father of Rocky Mountain National Park and a visionary who heralded the modern field of guided nature interpretation. His 1884 arrival in Colorado at age 14 was the start of an abiding reverence for the mountains and nature (text continues below). Five years later, a chance encounter with John Muir inspired him to wonder: could he do for the Rocky Mountains what Muir did for Yosemite? Hear the dramatic story of Enos Mills in this first-person narrative evoking a time when grizzlies still roamed Colorado and a national park was an elusive dream.