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Search Underway On Longs Peak

On Monday, November 17, park rangers were notified that Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado, was overdue from a mountaineering trek to Rocky Mountain National Park and was believed to be in the Longs Peak area.  His car was located in the parking lot at the Longs Peak Trailhead.  He reportedly left Sunday morning to summit Longs Peak and did not arrive at work on Monday.  It is unclear what route h ...

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Prescribed Burns To Take Place

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire management plans on burning 18 piles at Bear Lake  tomorrow 11/18/2014 - 11/21/2014 if on-site conditions are favorable.  Smoke and flames may be visible from Bear Lake road and the parking lot area. The piles are adjacent to the Bear Lake Trail System and Flat Top trail head. We may have delays or detours to ensure public safety.  In order to minimize disruption to visitor ...

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Visitation Surpasses Three Million At Rocky Mountain National Park

October visitation numbers are in at Rocky Mountain National Park.  As expected, the park received high visitation due to beautiful fall weather and Trail Ridge Road remaining open until October 26 with only a few temporary closures.  Visitation was 305,651 for the month which is a significant increase from the past five Octobers.  Of course, it’s a 361 percent increase from last October when flood damaged ...

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Harold Henthorn Arrested For First Degree Murder Related To Death Of Wife At Rocky Mountain National Park

Harold Henthorn, age 58, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was arrested without incident this morning by Special Agents with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with substantial support from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, following his indictment on First Degree Murder, the agencies announced.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Denver yesterd ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations

Fire managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of potential upcoming winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash. Approximately 1,200 existing piles are from several hazard fuels and hazard tree mitigation projects; most are located on the east side of the park. Slash has been cut and piled by park fire crews and contractors during the last two years. More than 700 piles were burn ...

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Trail Ridge Road Closes To Through Travel For The Season

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.   The most popular destinations for this time of year including Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park, Horseshoe Park and the section of Trail Ridge Road along the Kawuneeche Valley are all open.  Plus the Endovalley Road has recently reopened after last year’s flood damage. These are all great areas for hiking and w ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Proposes Changes In Entrance & Camping Fees

Rocky Mountain National Park is proposing a change in its’ current entrance fees. Because of Rocky’s proximity to the populated Colorado Front Range, the park is proposing to add a single day pass to the existing option of fees. This “Day Use Pass” would remain at $20 while the weekly pass would increase to $30 for those visitors who intend to enjoy the park for multiple days. The park is proposing that the ...

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Endovalley Road Reopens

Roughly one-half mile of the Endovalley Road has reopened to vehicles in Rocky Mountain National Park.  This area, along with Old Fall River Road, suffered extensive damages during last year’s flood.  Currently, there is no trail access in the Alluvial Fan area from either the east or west parking areas as those trails were destroyed.  If walking or hiking off road or trail in flood- damaged areas use cauti ...

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