National and State Register

Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building

Larimer County

The 1967 building was designed and constructed as part of the National Park Service’s Mission 66 program, of which the park "visitor center" was the central planning and design element.  The Administration Building is one of the four most significant and successful examples of the new building type.

A black and white photo of the building with covered path and trees sticking up sporadically on the left side.

Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building (1981 photograph.)

Designed by Taliesen Associated Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s successor firm, the building became a national showcase for the Mission 66 program.  The use of Wright-influenced design in a national park setting further legitimized the use of modern architecture in the parks.  The property is associated with the Rocky Mountain National Park Multiple Property Submission.