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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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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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