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Beaver Mountain Fire Fully Contained

The small fire which started July 18, in Rocky Mountain National Park called the Beaver Mountain Fire has been fully contained. The fire was on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park near Upper Beaver Meadows Road. Sixteen National Park Service crew members hiked in to the area to complete mop up operations and a Type III helicopter and six member crew from the US Forest Service flew in as well. The ...

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Hikers Rescued In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park rangers successfully completed two rescue operations in Rocky Mountain National Park last Friday, July 6, 2012. William Pinch III of Arvada, CO, became separated from his family near the campground at Sandbeach Lake in the Wild Basin region of the park and was reported missing by family members around 3:30 p. m. on Thursday, July 5. Park rangers found Pinch about 5 p. m. on Friday during a search after ...

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Chip Seal Project On Trail Ridge Road Near Colorado River Trailhead

On Monday, July 9, weather permitting, a chip seal project will begin on Trail Ridge Road on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park from the Colorado River Trailhead to the park boundary, an approximate 10-mile section. During the chip seal project, traffic will be reduced to one lane, and 15 to 30 minute delays should be expected. Cyclists and motorcyclists should be prepared for rough road conditio ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announce Total Fire Ban

Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast and current level of fire activity in the State of Colorado, park officials have announced a ban on all fires within Rocky Mountain National Park. This ban was effective beginning on Monday, June 18, and will remain in effect until further notice. Campfires, including charcoal briquette fires, are not permitted anywhere within the park. How ...

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Old Fall River Road In RMNP Expected To Open Friday, June 15th

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is expected to open this Friday, June 15, for the season. Old Fall River Road normally opens by the Fourth of July holiday weekend but due to the minimal snow this spring the road will be opening more than two weeks early. There are no good long term records of the opening dates of Old Fall River Road prior to 1985. Work is taking place on the Chasm Falls ...

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Shuttle Access Only For Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Begins In RMNP

Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities. More than two million visitors a year are estimated to drive on Bear Lake Road and last year over 440,000 riders took advantage of the shuttle buses along the corridor. Visitors should expect a major construction project on Bear L ...

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Earth Day Events At Rocky Mountain National Park

Everyday is Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park, so come on out and celebrate! A public Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 21st at the park's Fall River Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a ranger-led educational programs starting at 10 a.m. and a Skins & Skulls talk at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Throughout the day there will be an arts and crafts station set up where childre ...

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Bear Lake Road Update

The night closure times for the Bear Lake Road reconstruction project in Rocky Mountain National Park are changing. Beginning on Sunday night, April 8, through May 18, the road will be closed from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. nightly Sunday nights through Friday mornings. The closures will take place from the junction of Trail Ridge Road/US 36 and Bear Lake Road to the Big Thompson River Bridge. Moraine Park Camp ...

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