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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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Injured Climber Rescued From Longs Peak

On Sunday, August 28,  a 29 year old male fell while climbing the North Chimney Route on the East Face of Longs Peak within Rocky Mountain National Park. The report came into park dispatch around 9:30 a.m. The roped climber reportedly fell 70 feet incurring sufficient injuries that he was unable to continue his climb. He was lowered to the base of the climb by his partner and another group of climbers who c ...

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Incident On Longs Peak

On Saturday, August 13, at approximately 12:25 p.m. park rangers were notified by cell phone that a 44-year-old man fell approximately 15 feet while climbing roped on Kiener’s Route on Longs Peak. He landed on Broadway Ledge and suffered a lower leg injury. He was with a climbing partner. Four other climbers in the area assisted the man. The group was able to get the man over to the top of Lamb’s Slide. Two ...

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Dedication Of New Trail Segment Of The Continental Divide Trail System

On Thursday, August 4, staff from Rocky Mountain National Park and the United States Forest Service joined by Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke, dedicated a new one mile section of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Bowen Connector Trail was developed to provide a better experience for CDT travelers and park visitors by rerouting this section of the CDT away from a motorized r ...

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Experimental Program Encourages Visitors Of RMNP And Estes Park To Use Shuttle System

Rocky Mountain National Park is partnering with the Town of Estes Park, the Federal Highway Administration – Central Lands Highway Division and Colorado Department of Transportation to encourage visitors to ride a shuttle bus. The main goal of this experimental program is to reduce congestion in downtown Estes Park and along Bear Lake Road in the park through "mode shift,” moving visitors out of their cars ...

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Incident On Farview Curve Project In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, an operator driving an excavator affiliated with the contractor working on the Farview Curve Overlook Parking Area in Rocky Mountain National Park was involved in an accident. The excavator dropped four to five feet off the edge of the road and rolled on its side. The fifty-five year old man operating the equipment had minor injuries and was treated on scene. Grand Lake Fire ...

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Hazard Tree Mitigation Work Continues At RMNP

As part of ongoing fuels mitigation work, hazard trees will be removed on the park boundary near Grand Lake on the west side and in the East Portal Trail area on the east side. Removing these fuels will help decrease the chance of high intensity fires inside the treatment area and nearby private property. Accumulated forest fuels within the park boundary, including beetle-killed trees and dead and down mate ...

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