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Small Fire Burning In RMNP

There is a small fire, approximately 5 acres, on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park called the Tonahutu Fire. The fire is located roughly 1 mile north of Grand Lake. There are six people including personnel from Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest and Grand Lake Fire Protection District who have been part of the initial attack plus a Type III helicopter is on scene. A helicopter ...

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Wilderness And Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years

Get a sneak peek of the park’s upcoming 2015 centennial with Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years by award-winning author Mary Taylor Young. Ms. Young will be speaking at 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 11, in the Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater. Witness the rise, fall, and rise of mountains. Meet ancient people who built rock game drives. Discover explorers lured by the mountains’ call, and adv ...

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A Celebration Of The 100th Anniversary Of The 1914 Arapaho Pack Trip

The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the historic 1914 Arapaho Pack Trip to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake, with a series of special events on Saturday, August 9. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, Arapaho vendors will be featured in Bond Park, which is located in Estes Park. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a ...

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Search In Longs Peak and Mount Meeker Area

On the morning of July 28, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by a family member that Jay Yambert, 56, of Champaign, Illinois, was overdue. Yambert had planned to summit Longs Peak on the east side, via The Loft on Sunday, July 27. At 4:30 p.m. yesterday he was in touch with family and indicated that he would be late getting back to the trailhead. They contacted the park this morning when th ...

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Old Fall River Road To Close To All Uses For Flood Damage Repairs

On Monday, July 28, Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will close to all uses including pedestrians and hikers, as major repair work begins on the road and the Alluvial Fan bridge. Old Fall River Road received significant damages during the September 2013 flood. The road has been closed since last September to vehicles and bicycles but pedestrians and hikers had been allowed on the road. Al ...

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Incident Above Loomis Lake

Last Friday afternoon, park rangers were contacted via cell phone by a 31-year-old man who indicated he had fallen an unknown distance while glissading down Gabletop Mountain, which is above Loomis Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. He reported numerous injuries. The US Forest Service Northern Colorado helicopter used earlier for the body recovery from Longs Peak was utilized for aerial reconnaissance. U ...

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Fatality On Longs Peak

On Friday, July 25, at 7:00 a.m., park rangers were contacted by a person climbing the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The caller notified rangers that he and a group he was climbing with saw a body below The Ledges of the Keyhole Route. Rangers reached the body at 10:15 a.m. and confirmed that a male was deceased. The incident is under investigation, no foul play is suspected. ...

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Input Provided On Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park staff met with the commercial guided climbing community and interested stakeholders at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO. The park is currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park.  This summer, an updated commercial services strategy for guided climbing is being developed and this ...

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