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Park Visitors Urged To Be Cautious In Rocky Mountain National Park Due To Possible Falling Trees

Extremely high winds and micro bursts on Saturday evening through early Sunday morning blew down numerous trees in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winds were estimated to be between 70 to 90 miles per hour with even stronger micro bursts. Many of the trees that blew down were not beetle killed trees, but were old, large ponderosa pines. Sprague Lake is temporarily closed as park staff continue to cut trees th ...

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RMNP Offers Free Entrance This Weekend In Honor Of Veterans Day

In honor of all the current and retired United States armed forces members, all national parks which usually charge an entrance fee will waive this fee over the Veterans Day weekend. This means that anyone entering Rocky Mountain National Park Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 can do so free of charge. The Departments of the Interior and Agriculture started this fee free weekend in national pa ...

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Trail Ridge Road Recorded Line For Road Conditions

With the potential for changing weather at higher elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park around the corner .... we want to remind you of our recorded phone line dedicated to the status of Trail Ridge Road. The number is (970) 586-1222. Park staff will update the recorded line during and after regular office hours, when the road status changes. Travelers should be reminded that weather conditions can cha ...

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Don’t Miss The Final Two Scheduled Saturday Evening Programs For 2011 At RMNP

On Saturday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. join park ranger Drew Strickert as “The Tree Doctor” to find out about the reasons behind the mountain pine beetle outbreak and how the park is coping with dead trees and the potential risk of forest fires. The program is held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. Bark beetles are native insects that have shaped the forests of North Americ ...

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September 24 Free Day In Rocky

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with fee-free days. Another fee-free day is coming up this Saturday, September 24 at Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a great way to explore our heritage of beautiful park lands and enjoy the real Colorado landscape. The more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will waive admission on Sept. 24 in honor of National Public ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available By Lottery From West Side Of RMNP

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park near Grand Lake. Collection dates begin Tuesday, September 27, through October 31. Firewood collection times may vary based on location of firewood. A $10 nonrefundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords of firewood on the west si ...

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Incidents In Rocky Mountain National Park

On Monday, September 12, at 3:15 p.m. park rangers were notified via cell phone that a 60-year-old woman from Texas had taken a 15 foot tumbling fall at Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was later determined she was at Lake of Glass which is 4.5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead. She was hiking with a family member. The two bystanders who called stayed and helped care for the woman. Two park ran ...

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Reminder For Closure Areas In Rocky Mountain National Park Designated For Elk Rut

On September 1, park officials put closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. These closures last through October 31 and are effective in Horseshoe Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, Harbison Meadow and Holzwarth Meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fishing in the Fall River, Thompson River or Colorado River within the po ...

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