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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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Experience Rocky Mountain National Park During The Holidays

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 fun activities with park rangers are offered. Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun family activities for the holidays. On the east side of the park: Read with a Ranger! – December 26, 29, 31 and ...

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Development Of Climbing Commercial Services Strategy Continues At RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park is currently in the planning phase of developing a Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park. This summer the park solicited comment and input from a variety of different stakeholders. This feedback was evaluated and is being used to continue to develop the park’s strategy. It is estimated that less than 1% of total climbing in the park results from ...

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Conquering The Sharkstooth In RMNP

Do you know where The Sharkstooth is located and what it is? The Sharkstooth is a 12,630+ foot peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, NE of Taylor Peak and SW of Bear Lake. Karin Edwards stood on The Sharkstooth with her friends Dave Disney and John Asmussen on August 30, 2014. John led the classic 5.4 east gully route, while Karin belayed him and cleaned the route while she climbed, and then Karin belayed D ...

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Body Of Missing Man Recovered From Rocky Mountain National Park

Today, Thursday, November 20, during helicopter search efforts, Peter Jeffris’ body was located 200 feet below the Ledges on the Keyhole Route.  A Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team was flown to a landing spot in the Glacier Gorge drainage.  The four team members then climbed approximately 1,800 vertical feet to where Jeffris was found.  They prepared his body for transport.  His body was f ...

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Search Efforts Continue Today For Missing Man

Search efforts continue today on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado.  Efforts will largely focus below tree line due to hazardous conditions including extreme winds above 11,500 feet.  Teams will focus on drainages leading to the north and east from Longs Peak.  Teams will also use spotting scopes from a distance to search areas including the Ledges a ...

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