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Temporary Closures To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park. To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures started on March 1 and will continue through Ju ...

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Changes In Backcountry Camping Fees At Rocky Mountain National Park

Effective for the 2015 summer season, the cost of obtaining a permit for backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park will increase from $20 to $26 per trip. This administrative permit fee, established in 1995 and last increased to $20 in 2004, is necessary to recover the administrative costs associated with managing the program, including costs of a computerized permit and reservation system. Permit ...

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Incident Near Black Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 31, park rangers were notified of a spot tracker device that had been activated. Soon after, rangers received their first 911 call regarding an incident near Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.   Fifty-year-old, Jason Brooks, from Wheat Ridge was solo climbing when he reportedly took an approximate 100 foot tumbling fall on to soft snow. Solo climbing means a climb is ...

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Missing Man Found

Jay Starr Jr. was located Thursday, January 29, on Trail Ridge Road just east of the Ute Crossing trail. Ute Crossing tops out at an elevation of 11,675 feet. Mr. Star was flown to Medical Center of the Rockies. ...

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Search For Man Missing Near Trail Ridge Road

Rangers Are Attempting To Locate Man Last Seen On Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park On Monday, January 26, park rangers contacted Jay Starr Jr, 34, from Cohoes, New York. Starr had entered Rocky Mountain National Park on foot and indicated he was planning to walk westbound over Trail Ridge Road. Rangers advised him against this based on his behavior and his lack of preparedness for winter alp ...

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Record Visitation For 2014 At Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation in 2014. At the end of October the park had already received record visitation. After including November and December visitation statistics the park received 3,434,754 visitors for 2014. The highest visitation prior to 2014 was in 2000, when the park received 3,380,044 visitors. Determining visitation is a difficult and imprecise effort. Vi ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Year Is Upon Us!

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into 2015! January 26 marks the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the legislation which created Rocky Mountain National Park, and lots of fun events have been scheduled throughout the month to celebrate! · January 17: Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Film Release  Come join Rocky Mountain National P ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Winter

The park’s Centennial is a great reason to celebrate the park throughout all seasons! For many visitors, winter is their favorite time to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wi ...

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