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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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Winter Comes To Trail Ridge Road

Rocky Mountain National Park snowplow operators have been working on Trail Ridge Road trying to safely tackle some of the new snowfall and significant drifting snow that has occurred over the last couple of days. Park plow operators have encountered 2 to 3 feet of drifting snow, low visibility and ice.  This storm does not appear to be the season-ender for Trail Ridge Road.  We are hopeful the road may be s ...

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Artist In Residence Joy Keown Donates Painting To Rocky Mountain National Park

Artist Joy Keown just received word that her watercolor painting “Across The Valley” has been selected for Rocky Mountain National Park’s permanent collection. Vaughn Baker, Park Superintendent writes “Your painting captures the spirit of Rocky Mountain National Park and we are happy to have it in our collection.” Joy was one of six artists selected for a two-week residency in Rocky last summer. Rocky Mount ...

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Fatality Near Alberta Falls In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, a man’s body was discovered along the shore line next to Glacier Creek at the base of a rock outcropping, roughly 200 feet down from Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rangers reached the body approximately 30 minutes later and confirmed that the man was deceased.  There were no witnesses and the incident is under investigation, foul play is not suspected. ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2014 By Lottery From RMNP

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Saturday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 3, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords ...

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Park Volunteers Roger & Betsy Leverton Receive Prestigious Award

Roger and Betsy Leverton were recently selected for the Intermountain Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  This is a prestigious award given to volunteers in the National Park Service. Their dedication to the mission of the National Park Service is truly inspiring. For fifteen years they have served Rocky Mountain National Park and park visitors in a variety of volunte ...

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Two Fun Events Saturday, September 6 At Rocky Mountain National Park

Highlight The 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary is not the only anniversary being celebrated! On Saturday, September 6, visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Wilderness Act with two fun events. From 10:00 a.m. to noon - booths, demonstrations, games and crafts will take place during the Walk for Wildern ...

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