Field Station Information

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory provides scientists with an unrivaled location to conduct research. Our high alpine location offers scientists the option to conduct field research over a vertical mile of elevation in pristine, untouched wilderness. We provide the infrastructure and permits to enable you to maximize your summer research time in an exciting community of biologists. As an independent non-profit organization we are able to attract scientists from all over the world and foster a hub of collaboration.

    Gothic's namesake dominates the landscape.
    Photo by Laurel Runcie

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    Managing invasives with the help of volunteers.
    Photo by Laurel Runcie

    Southwest perspective of the Gothic Research Center.
    Photo by Laurel Runcie

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    One of 52 cabins maintained for housing on-site.
    Photo by Gesa Michel

RMBL is located in a former ghost town from Colorado's silver mining days. We manage over 70 buildings, totaling 45,000 square feet. Since 1928, we have hosted one of the largest annual migrations of field biologists in the world. Learn more about RMBL history.

The Gothic Research Center, a 4,950 square foot, state of the art research laboratory, and funded by the National Science Foundation, opened in June 2012. This new facility allows RMBL Scientists to utilize modern laboratory techniques in our field environment, transforming the research conducted by our scientists here at RMBL.