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Firewood Collection Permits Available By Lottery From Rocky Mountain National Park

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals and fuel reduction projects within Rocky Mountain National Park. Collection dates for west side firewood begins Friday, September 21 through October 3. Collection dates for east side firewood will vary based on location but the first collection period begins Monday October 1 and extends through Sunday October 14. Anothe ...

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Work Begins In Early September To Repair Lily Lake Dam In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park staff recently made the decision to repair the Lily Lake Dam and retain the lake and its features in a manner similar to what currently exists. The repair work will being on Tuesday, September 4, and may last through the end of November. During the repair work a roughly 500 feet of area of the Lily Lake Trail across the dam will be closed. Park visitors will be able to access th ...

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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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