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Celebrate Spring With Saturday Evening Programs At Rocky Mountain National Park

Bear Necessities: Black Bears in Rocky Mountain National Park On Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m. join park ranger Sue Langdon to explore Rocky’s black bears and their lifestyles. Rocky has a relatively small population of black bears compared to many other national parks. Yet, these forest roaming bears still make an impression to visitors in the most surprising places throughout the park! Bears can completel ...

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Estes Park Lions Club Donate To RMNP

In May the Estes Park Lions Club donated $1,500 to the Rocky Mountain National Park. This is an annual donation in memory of Estes Park Lion Bob Bastilla. This donation is used to provide transportation for the students of the Estes Park School to the National Park for educational programs. Pictured are members of the Lions Club, Rocky Mountain Staff and the 4th grade students from the Estes Park school. ...

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Work On Roaring River Bridge Will Close Automobile Access To Endovalley Road In May

On Tuesday, May 7, work is scheduled to begin on the surface of the Roaring River Bridge near the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park. This work will take place from Tuesday through Thursday for three weeks, weather permitting. It will be completed by Thursday, May 23. Access will be allowed to the east Alluvial Fan parking lot but the road will be closed beyond that point Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ...

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Behind The Scenes In Rocky Mountain National Park

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a park like Rocky? Here is your chance to find out the secrets of how the employees of the Park work to keep Park operations running smoothly for visitors like you. May 10th, on this Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) seminar, participants will stroll along paved pathways to experience the “behind the scenes” functions of the backcountry office, volunteer of ...

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Moraine Park Campground To Close For Three Weeks

Beginning on April 30 through May 20, Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will close for a major repaving project. Aspenglen Campground will open early for the season on April 30 to accommodate campers. Aspenglen Campground will be first-come, first-served until May 22, when it will revert to the reservation system. Loop B in Moraine Park Campground, which consists of 77 sites, will reop ...

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Seeking Public Input On Wild Basin Area Improvements

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are considering making improvements at four locations in the Wild Basin area located in the southeast part of the park. These four locations include the picnic area located just west of Copeland Lake, the winter turn-around located midway along the road that leads to the Wild Basin Trailhead, the Wild Basin Trailhead located at the terminus of the road and the provision of ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle management program. In recent years, bark beetles h ...

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Recovery Efforts Begin For David Laurienti

Before dawn this morning, March 21, a team of park rangers assisted by two members of Rocky Mountain Rescue left the Lawn Lake Trailhead to resume recovery operations for the body of David Laurienti. Another team left the trailhead at approximately 8:00 a.m. to aid the first team’s efforts. The second team consisted of park rangers assisted by five members of Larimer County Search and Rescue. A forecast of ...

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