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Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Project Continues Through August

Beginning on Saturday, July 20, private vehicles will again be allowed seven days a week on Bear Lake Road. Although vehicles will now be allowed on weekdays as well as weekends, the road construction project is still taking place and park visitors will continue to experience up to two - 20 minute delays in both directions. On July 20, the shuttle system's transportation hub will return to the Park & Ri ...

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Trail Ridge Road Will Be Closed For Through Travel On Tuesday Night, July 23

Trail Ridge Road will be closed for through travel on Tuesday, July 23, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The road will be closed at the Bowen/Baker Trailhead which is located just south of Timber Creek Campground on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. A culvert will be replaced during the closure of the road. Other work along Trail Ridge Road on the west side will take place at two additional location ...

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“Huffers Hill” Dedicated At Rocky Mountain National Park

The Alpine Ridge Trail, commonly referred to as "Huffers Hill," across from the Alpine Visitor Center, had been closed since 2010 for major reconstruction. The condition of the trail had significantly deteriorated resulting in erosion around the log steps and unlevel stepping surfaces, contributing to safety concerns and resource impacts to the tundra. This popular trail climbs over 200 feet, has steep grad ...

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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park

The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool used in preparation for managing wildfire near structures and communities. As seen with the Fern Lake Fire, previous reduction of hazardous fuels aided firefighters in stopping the fire within the park when it made its more than three mile run on the morning of December 1, 2012. Ultimately, these projects are done to protect life ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Additional Fire Restrictions

Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast and current level of fire activity in the State of Colorado, park officials are reminding visitors of existing regulations pertaining to the use of fires that are always in place within Rocky Mountain National Park, along with a new restriction on smoking. In addition to the fire restrictions in place year-round, the smoking restriction bec ...

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The Fern Lake Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park Officially Called Out

An infrared flight over Forest Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park has confirmed that the Fern Lake Fire is officially out. The Fern Lake Fire started in Rocky Mountain National Park from an illegal campfire on October 9, 2012, in steep and rugged Forest Canyon. Firefighters from across the country battled the fire for two months. Park fire managers knew from the beginning this fire was going to be a lon ...

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History Hike To The Eugenia Mine In Rocky Mountain National Park

History surrounds us in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Sometimes one has to squint to see it, but the Eugenia Mine is one place where tangible historical evidence is found. The 1.5 mile hike, at the base of Longs Peak, to the Eugenia Mine leads to a place of both hard labor and relaxing fun. On Monday, July 15 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, learn about mining in the early 1900s, about the family who ...

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Old Fall River Road Closed For Major Work Through July 2

Historic Old Fall River Road, the popular historic one-way dirt road from the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park to the Alpine Visitor Center, was damaged by avalanches during the spring of 2011. This repair project started on Monday, June 17. Old Fall River Road closed completely to all uses, 24-hours/day, on June 17 through July 2. Closure signs will be placed at the Alpine Visitor Center and the g ...

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