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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2013 Season By Lottery

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Friday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 4, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords of ...

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Old Fall River Road Remains Temporarily Closed

A severe thunderstorm moved through Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday afternoon causing heavy rains, over an inch of hail, and intense lightning. The temperature at Alpine Visitor Center (11,796 feet) dropped to 38 degrees. Trail Ridge Road was temporarily closed and reopened late yesterday afternoon. Due to damage caused from the storm, Old Fall River Road remains temporarily closed until road crews a ...

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Falling Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park rangers were notified on Thursday, August 22 around 12:30 p.m. via cell phone that a 22-year-old male had fallen 30 feet while climbing Batman Pinnacle on Lumpy Ridge, a popular rock climbing area within the park. Minutes later people on scene started CPR on the victim. He did not recover. His body is located approximately 2 miles from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead in steep, rugged terrain with loose rock ...

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Falling Fatality on Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park rangers received a 911 call shortly after 8:00 a.m. Thursday, August 15 reporting that a 24 year old male fell roughly 150 feet from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak. Initial reports from bystanders indicated the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries. An off-duty park volunteer was in the area with a radio. He and his climbing party descended to the patient. The man survived the fall b ...

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Second Incident on Longs Peak

On Friday, August 16 at 7:30 a.m., as recovery operations were beginning for Paul Nahon, the man who died after falling from The Narrows along the Keyhole Route, park rangers were notified of another incident. A technical climber on the east face of Longs Peak took an approximate 50 foot roped fall and suffered numerous injuries. Resources gathered for the recovery efforts were focused on assisting the 34 y ...

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Plan Ahead If Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park On August 24 During The USA Pro Challenge

On Saturday, August 24, Stage 6 of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will come through the community of Estes Park on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The race will start that morning in Loveland and finish in Fort Collins. The race will not come through Rocky Mountain National Park, however access to and egress from the east side of the park will be impacted. Visitors who plan to enter Rocky ...

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Second Public Meeting Scheduled On Potential Multiuse Trail System

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is preparing a Multiuse Trail Plan with an accompanying Environmental Assessment (EA). RMNP completed a Multiuse Trail Feasibility Study in 2009, for the developed eastern portion of the park. This study confirmed the feasibility of a trail system that would extend approximately 15.5 miles from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, with potential connections to three v ...

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Weather Related Incidents in Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:39 p.m. a park visitor called 911 via cell phone to report that someone had been struck by lightning on the Ute Trail. The patient was subsequently located approximately 100 yards from the Ute Crossing Trailhead on Trail Ridge Road approximately one mile above Rainbow Curve. When rangers arrived to the area, the storm was still active with intense lightning activity. The patient was evacuated by park ...

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