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Old Fall River Road Not Expected To Open By July 4th – Sorry Folks!

Due to significant snow accumulation, Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is not expected to open by the Fourth of July weekend as it traditionally does. Since mid-April, park snowplow operators have focused their efforts on clearing Trail Ridge Road. Due to the heaviest late spring snow seen in decades, Trail Ridge Road opened on June 6, the latest the road has opened in over 20 years. Old ...

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Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Opens For The Season

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National park opened today, Monday, June 6 at 10:15 a.m. for the season. This year, park snowplow operators faced many challenges while clearing the road; encountering the most snow they have seen this late in the season for thirty years. The amount of winter snowpack that faced park snowplow operators when plowing began, combined with late spring storms, hampered park sno ...

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Moose Mama And Calf At Lake Estes

Photo by Jim and Juaniece Ward Early Monday morning a mother moose and her yearling calf was seen at Lake Estes. The two wandered through the bird sanctuary on the Lake Trail which is a popular elk calving area. The mother elk seemed to wonder just who was wandering through 'their' territory. ...

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DOW Urges Businesses And Homes To Stow Away Any Bear Attractants

By: Kris Hazelton The bears are hungry in and around Estes Park and the Division of Wildlife is reminding residents and visitors to always be bear aware. Because they are large omnivores, bears are nearly always on a search for food. Wild foods are essential for bears-berries, insects, plants and carrion. But when people fail to store garbage, pet food or bird feeders properly, bears will find those easy fo ...

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Cold, Swift Moving Water Is Dangerous

By: Kris Hazelton This week, the water in our rivers and streams will be increasing due to heavy spring runoff. The Town of Estes Park, with assistance from the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and Larimer County have been preparing residents for the rising water for several weeks now and with the warmer June temperatures, the snowpack is going to be melting at a rapid rate. If the water gets too high, ...

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Please Heed Warning Signs On Lake Estes Trail

By: Kris Hazelton You know its springtime in the Rockies when the new elk calves begin to show up in the Estes Valley. The bird sanctuary on the Lake Estes Trail is a popular birthing area for the elk and new signs have just been posted alerting users of the lake trail that there could potentially be protective mother elk in the area. With the new baby elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to t ...

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Plowing Trail Ridge Road in RMNP

Plow operators are working hard removing snow from Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park. Plow operators encountered 22 feet of snow east of Forest Canyon Overlook, 23 feet of snow when plowing through Rock Cut, 15 feet of snow at Lava Cliffs and 16 feet of snow at Gore Range. These range from average to above average. Snow measurements near Farview Curve on the west side of the park are some of the deepest that h ...

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