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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…

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On Friday, August 31, a body was found by Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue ground team members west of Keplinger’s Couloir at 12,600 feet in elevation, in extremely steep, rugged terrain. Boulder County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion …

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Brian Perri’s body was recovered July 31 by helicopter from Rocky Mountain National Park. His body was transferred to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. Boulder County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion of an autopsy. However, it is believed that the…

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uly 18, is World Listening Day and Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating with the release of the Rocky Mountain National Park Sound Library. This extensive acoustic catalog contains over 210 recordings of more than 60 bird species, natural soundscapes, and wildlife vocalizations includ…

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Yesterday was day five of search operations for Brian Perri, day ten from the last time he was heard from. Unfortunately, no clues have been found throughout this extensive five day search effort. Yesterday, efforts were concentrated on search dog operations and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS…

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Late yesterday afternoon, Thursday July 5, park rangers were notified by Fort Collins Police that Brian Joseph Perri, 38, of Fort Collins, Colorado, had been reported as missing. Perri was last known day hiking on Saturday, June 30, in the Mount Meeker area of Rocky Mountain National Park. O…

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In 2017, Rocky Mountain National Park was the fourth most visited national park with over 4.4 million visitors. This visitation represents a nearly 40 percent increase since 2012. Over the last 100 years, the reasons people visit are the same; to experience nature, to seek solitude, to enjoy…

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In 2017, Rocky Mountain National Park was the fourth most visited national park with over 4.4 million visitors. This visitation represents a nearly 40 percent increase since 2012. Over the last 100 years, the reasons people visit are the same; to experience nature, to seek solitude, to enjoy…

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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season. Due to melting snow on the road visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store are anticipated to open on Friday. At this time, night time closures will not be implemented. B…

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Rocky Mountain National Park invites the public to attend two special Memorial Day Weekend evening programs offered at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park. On Saturday, May 26, at 7 p.m. join park ranger Steven Lambert for Rocky Rocks. The story of Rocky’s rocks…

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Weather and conditions permitting, beginning on May 9 through May 11, Rocky Mountain National Park staff plan to conduct aviation operations in the vicinity of Lily Lake, Longs Peak and Storm Pass. The park will be transporting materials necessary to replace toilets at Chasm Lake, Chasm Junc…

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As part of its ongoing efforts to address aging park infrastructure and improve the visitor experience, the National Park Service (NPS) announced today changes to the entrance fees charged at national parks. The changes, which come in response to public comments on a fee proposal released in…

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Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for the future use of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property acquired in March of 2017. For many decades Kansas school-teachers L. V. and Hazel Davis operated a privately-owned lodging business that was open seasonally from Memorial D…

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Late last summer, park staff began a moose research project to better understand how moose use habitat in Rocky Mountain National Park. 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 drainag…

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An avalanche beacon training park is located at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. This avalanche beacon park opened last winter, and is designed for back country enthusiasts to practice simulated avalanche searches using their own beacons/transceivers and probes. The wireless be…

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December and year-end visitor use statistics for Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain NP   Report Date: Dec 2017             This MonthSame Month Last Year% ChangeThis Year YTDLast Year YTD% Change YTD Beaver Meadows Entrance56,47838,65646.11,971,6081,913,1773.1 Fall River Entrance29,…

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Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, Rocky Mountain National Park has resumed regular operations. Due to snow, ice, drifting snow and winter driving conditions from the recent storm this weekend, roads are closed to vehicles at the Beaver Meadows Entrance and the Fall River …

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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 to …

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Rocky Mountain NP   Report Date: Nov 2017    This MonthSame Month Last Year% ChangeThis Year YTDLast Year YTD% Change YTDBeaver Meadows Entrance62,33580,047-22.11,915,1291,874,5212.2Fall River Entrance37,98334,8369.01,026,4941,064,405-3.6Grand Lake Entrance9,45510,923-13.4552,285573,699-3.7T…

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On Saturday, December 9, rangers and firefighters from Rocky Mountain National Park responded to a fire near Bierstadt Lake. The fire was reported by a park visitor. The fire was contained to a 15 by 50 feet area. When firefighters arrived the fire was smoldering, a few snags were burning wi…

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Rocky Mountain National Park will be hosting a Job Information Session on Tuesday, December 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. Come learn about the job application process for Rocky Mountain National Park and how to apply online for specific jobs at the park. In…