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Incident in Bear Lake Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park

On Saturday, February 18, park rangers were notified of an overdue 54-year-old female from Estes Park, Colorado. A family member found her car at the Bear Lake parking lot, but it was unknown where she may have hiked or snowshoed to. Rangers and family members stayed in the Bear Lake area until after midnight. Early Sunday, February 19, park rangers searched the Nymph, Dream and Emerald Lake areas as well a ...

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Fatality on West Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

At 3:10 p.m. Saturday, February 18, Grand County Sheriff’s Department was notified by cell phone of a 64-year-old man who had collapsed, was unconscious and not breathing one-third mile from the Green Mountain Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park rangers, Grand Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Grand County EMS responded. A park ranger and additional rescue personnel reached the man at 3:28 p.m. ...

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Several Controlled Burns In Progress This Week

Fire managers are planning to conduct pile burning on the Moraine Park Dump, North side of Deer Mountain and East Road Corridor from Deer Junction up Trail Ridge and down to Old Fall river road. Ignition of the piles is scheduled to begin on Monday February 6th at approximately 10:30 am if weather and smoke dispersal conditions permit. Burning will continue through the week of February 6th - 10th. There wil ...

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Park Visitors Urged To Be Cautious In Rocky Mountain National Park Due To Possible Falling Trees

Extremely high winds and micro bursts on Saturday evening through early Sunday morning blew down numerous trees in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winds were estimated to be between 70 to 90 miles per hour with even stronger micro bursts. Many of the trees that blew down were not beetle killed trees, but were old, large ponderosa pines. Sprague Lake is temporarily closed as park staff continue to cut trees th ...

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RMNP Offers Free Entrance This Weekend In Honor Of Veterans Day

In honor of all the current and retired United States armed forces members, all national parks which usually charge an entrance fee will waive this fee over the Veterans Day weekend. This means that anyone entering Rocky Mountain National Park Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 can do so free of charge. The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture started this fee free weekend in national pa ...

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Trail Ridge Road Recorded Line For Road Conditions

With the potential for changing weather at higher elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park around the corner .... we want to remind you of our recorded phone line dedicated to the status of Trail Ridge Road. The number is (970) 586-1222. Park staff will update the recorded line during and after regular office hours, when the road status changes. Travelers should be reminded that weather conditions can cha ...

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Don’t Miss The Final Two Scheduled Saturday Evening Programs For 2011 At RMNP

On Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. join park ranger Drew Strickert as “The Tree Doctor” to find out about the reasons behind the mountain pine beetle outbreak and how the park is coping with dead trees and the potential risk of forest fires. The program is held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. Bark beetles are native insects that have shaped the forests of North Americ ...

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