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On August 30, park rangers were notified that a 63-year-old man from Boulder, Colorado had taken a 15-20 foot roped fall while climbing the Englishman’s Route on Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The man was approximately four pitches up the route when the fall occurred. He recei…

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On Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16 micro sealing will take place on Trail Ridge Road from Forest Canyon Overlook to 1/2 mile past Lava Cliffs parking area. The center line will be striped following micro-surfacing on Friday, August 16 and August 19 as needed.

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To help ensure a safe and enjoyable stay for park visitors, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers will be increasing Law Enforcement Patrols and conducting a Safety Checkpoint on Saturday, August 17. Rangers will be looking for traffic violations, safety violations, and impaired drivers.

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On the morning of July 27, park rangers were notified that a 15-year-old male from Boulder, Colorado, had taken a 300 to 400 foot sliding fall in The Loft area between Mount Meeker and Longs Peak. This is steep terrain covered with a mix of snow, water and rock. He received numerous injuries…

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From July 29 through August 9, weather and conditions permitting, micro resurfacing on Bear Lake Road will occur. Single lane closures of 2 miles will exist with pilot car operations and wait times of up to 20 minutes in most areas. Adjacent parking lots will be closed for the day prior to w…

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Park staff began a moose research project in 2017, to better understand how moose use habitat in RMNP. Moose presence has been increasing annually on both the east and west sides of the park, with recent reports showing animals observed in every major drainage in the park.

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On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 16, park rangers were notified that a 19-year-old female from Webster Groves, Missouri had taken an 80 foot sliding fall on steep snow covered terrain in the upper Andrews Creek area, landing in rocks. She received numerous injuries and was suffering from hy…

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From 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to all uses, including vehicles and pedestrians. This closure will occur at the Wild Basin Entrance station and will include the entire two-mile section of the road to the Wild Basin …

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On Friday, July 12, a park visitor notified park rangers via 911 that a 30-year-old Denver man had taken a 75 foot tumbling fall in The Trough area of Longs Peak. The man received numerous injuries. Park rangers patrolling in the area reached the man at 9:30 a.m. to provide initial advanced …

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Today, July 5, remains believed to be those of Micah Tice were found by Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members. On Thursday, July 4, private searchers affiliated with the Tice family, reported to park staff that they found items believed to belong to Tice below treeline …

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Old Fall River Road, which normally opens to vehicles by the Fourth of July holiday weekend, is anticipated to open on Saturday, July 13, if weather and conditions allow. Winter conditions at higher elevations in the park, as recently as June 23, have delayed the snow clearing and maintenanc…

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The Rocky Mountain Conservancy invites you to join our summer bus tours exploring the soaring views of Rocky Mountain National Park from the comfort of a 14-passenger mini-bus or a 12-passenger van. Most tours start at the Fall River Visitor Center located at 3450 Fall River Road, just befor…

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Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday June 17, through 7 a.m. Friday, June 21, the Bear Lake Parking Area in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to all uses for a pavement preservation project. On Monday, June 17, shuttle buses will continue to operate from the Bear Lake Parking Area until 7:30 p.m.

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On Saturday, May 25, a team of two Rocky Mountain National Park climbing rangers conducted a patrol of Longs Peak. While patrolling down the section known as The Trough, rangers found a glove that matched the brand that Ryan Albert was believed to have been wearing. Albert was last seen on O…

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Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators from the east side and west sides of the park met on Trail Ridge Road on Wednesday, May 29, for the first time this year.

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During the recent snowfall, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators focused their efforts on other roads in the park. Snowplow operators have begun plowing Trail Ridge Road again. Photos highlight snow between Many Parks Curve and Rainbow Curve at 10,000 feet, with far greater snow l…

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Every year, Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid-April. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States - reaching 12,183 feet in elevation.

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Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the Beaver Meadows entrance area. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. A 36 acre section of this area was burned this past October.

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Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Earth Day is a chance for the world to unite around the importance of preserving a healthy planet, and the role we pla…

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On March 3, 2019, search efforts began in the Glacier Gorge area of Rocky Mountain National Park for James Pruitt, 70, of Etowah, Tennessee. After a vehicle parked at the Glacier Gorge Trailhead was determined to belong to Pruitt Sunday morning, March 3, rangers contacted Pruitt’s family in …

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Wednesday marks the fourth day of search efforts for James Pruitt, 70, of Etowah, TN in Rocky Mountain National Park. Today searchers are concentrating their efforts in the Lake Haiyaha area, the Chaos Creek area and in heavily forested areas near Bear Lake and the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. T…

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Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation ever in 2018. The park received a total of 4,590,492 visitors last year, which was a 3.5 percent increase over visitation in 2017. This number represents a slight increase from previous record visitation in 2016, of 4,517,58…

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The significance of Rocky Mountain National Park to the life of our local community can hardly be overstated. The park is a source of both joy and adventure, as well a destination linked to our economic vitality. It helps to unify us to a common experience. And while its magnificent trails a…

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Rocky Mountain National Park will have limited road access by vehicle but will remain accessible to pedestrians and bicycles during the lapse in federal appropriations. Due to road conditions from snowfall Saturday and blowing and drifting snow and ice combined with the inability to snowplow…

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Rocky Mountain National Park will be accessible to the public during the lapse in federal appropriations. However, Rocky Mountain National Park staff will be unable to fully staff park properties. Park visitors are advised to use extreme caution if choosing to enter the park, as park personn…

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The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some terrific programs and activities with park rangers are offered. Expect areas like Bear Lake and…

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Beginning Friday morning, December 7, through Sunday, December 9 search activities for Micah Tice were focused from the Granite Pass area to the northern lower slopes of Longs Peak, including the Wind River and Boulder Brook drainages. On Monday, December 10, due to conducive weather conditi…

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Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members continued to search the Longs Peak area for Micah Tice who was last seen on Saturday, November 24. Ground search efforts were focused recently in the Boulder Field, Mount Lady Washington, Battle Mountain, Storm Pass Trail and the Bo…

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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel. The most popular destinations for this time of year including Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park, Horseshoe Park and the section of Trail Ridge Road along the Kawuneeche Valley are all open.

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Fire Managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of the recent snowfall to burn piles on Bear Lake Road between Mill Creek Ranger Station and Park and Ride. Pile burning will take place tomorrow depending on weather conditions

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Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of the forecasted winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash generated from several fuels reduction and hazard tree removal projects. Slash from these projects has been cut and piled by park fire crews and contracto…