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Park Staff Seeks Input On Bicycle Use

Rocky Mountain National Park staff will be hosting a public meeting to gather input on whether to allow bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail within the park. The public meeting will be held from 6:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. on Thursday, August 23, at the Grand Lake Fire Protection District meeting room located at 201 West Portal Road, Grand Lake, Colorado. Park staff will be at the meeting ...

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Six Incidents In Rocky Mountain National Park On Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Multiple incidents in Rocky Mountain National Park, several occurring concurrently, kept rangers and other park staff busy throughout Tuesday, August 14. Two male hikers, 23 and 24-years-old from Nederland, Colorado, inadvertently climbed the North Chimney (low 5th class climbing) on the lower east face of Longs Peak, and became stranded without equipment on Broadway Ledge. Following a radio report of the s ...

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RMNP BioBlitz

Thousands of Scientists, Naturalists, Community Leaders, Schoolchildren, Volunteers Will Participate In 24-Hour Event to Discover and Record Species Living in Rocky Mountain National Park. Two-day Festival Will Celebrate Biodiversity and Inspire Participants to Protect the Planet Rocky Mountain National Park boasts one of the most expansive areas of alpine terrain in the United States as well as beautiful f ...

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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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