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Rescue Operation For Climber Aided By Helicopter From Big Meadows Fire

This afternoon a 36-year-old climber from Golden, Colorado, fell approximately 40 feet on Sundance Buttress, a popular climbing feature in the Lumpy Ridge area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. At the time of the fall he was approximately 350 feet up the route. He suffered numerous injuries. Park rangers were assisted in this rescue by an individual working as a guide for the Colorado Mounta ...

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RMNA Bus Tours On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

Throughout the summer, Rocky Mountain Nature Association will offer two bus tours showcasing the breathtaking scenery of Trail Ridge Road. As the nation’s highest continuous paved highway, this road meanders through various life zones on its way through the Park and over one of the largest, most pristine stretches of alpine tundra in the lower 48 states. The Journey to the Top tour, offered on Wednesdays, T ...

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Lightning Caused Big Meadows Fire

Tuesday, June 11, an interagency crew consisting of Rocky Mountain National Park and US Forest Service firefighters were flown to the Big Meadows Fire located on the north end of Big Meadows on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The location is roughly 4.5 miles from the Green Mountain Trailhead. The preliminary report is the fire did not grow much last night and remains at approximately 2 to 3 ...

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Artists Selected For 2013 Program At Rocky Mountain National Park

Six artists have been selected for the summer 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park. Artists will be provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media were encouraged in the application process. The artists selected along with their art medium are: ...

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Seminar On Native Plants In RMNP

As you pass through Rocky Mountain National Park, have you ever wondered what it takes to maintain and manage the grasses and other plants you see? Join key members of RMNP’s Vegetation Management program on June 12 for a half-day Rocky Mountain Nature Association seminar on native plants. Focus will be placed upon characteristics and habitats of several native plant species specific to this geographical re ...

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Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day, Sat., June 8th

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on Saturday, June 8 with two great events. In the morning, go on a bird walk in Rocky Mountain National Park! Join us for an opportunity to learn more about migratory birds while exploring the park with experienced bird watchers. The event will be at 8:00 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. After a short introduction, visitors and bird walk leaders wi ...

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Celebrate Spring With Saturday Evening Programs At RMNP

What’s up with these forests? Mountain pine beetle impacts in Rocky Mountain National Park On Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. learn the latest about the mountain pine beetle and their impacts on our forests. The recent mountain pine beetle outbreak has left a vast number of dead trees in its wake. From a distance it can appear as though entire forests are dying, but research suggests that many trees and seedl ...

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Clearing Snow Off Trail Ridge Road

This is what snow plow operators in Rocky Mountain National Park were faced with this week, icy, snow drifted roads. Crews have been hard at work trying to get Trail Ridge Road open for the season by this Friday, May 24 and weather permitting, the park is hoping to have the road open by then. Rocky Mountain National Park has the highest paved roads in any National Park in the United States. Trail Ridge Road ...

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