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Ground And Air Operations Wrap Up On The Cow Creek Fire In RMNP

Last week, crew members hiked out of the Cow Creek Fire area in the West Creek drainage of Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire is secure and any smoke that remains is from that area. Park staff are not planning any additional burnout operations so the smoke should be minimal. The helicopter that has been staged for a month at the junction of Dry Gulch Road and Lory Lane was released last Friday. The fire ...

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Fatality On Taylor Glacier In RMNP

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16, two climbers reported that a third man who was climbing with them fell on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park rangers reached the man’s body at 4:45 p.m. The 54-year-old Colorado man took an approximate 350 foot tumbling fall. The man who fell had the group’s rope, leaving the other two climbers stranded near the top of Taylor Glacier just b ...

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Fighting The Cow Creek Fire

By: Leah H. MitchellThe following article is from Leah Mitchell, an Information Officer assigned to the Cow Creek Fire Incident. She was with the crew for a couple of days last week and her story gives an on the ground account of their efforts. Ed Waldron holds the Kestrel, or weather meter, up to the wind. In the next five minutes, he will note wind speeds at least a dozen times to make sure he is sending ...

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Fatality on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak in RMNP

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25, three hikers on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak, witnessed a fall of another hiker from The Ledges. The man fell approximately 180 feet. Park rangers were contacted by cell phone soon after the fall. Park rangers reached the man’s body at 3:17 p.m. Rangers will remain in the area tonight. Weather and resources permitting, the victim’s body will be recovere ...

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UPDATED–Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park

Onahu Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Nearly Contained- Additional Fire Restrictions in Place The Onahu Fire which started on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday forcing the closure of Trail Ridge Road, should be fully contained by late today according to fire managers on scene. Meanwhile, park managers have implemented additional fire restrictions for the park.Trail Ridge Road op ...

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Cow Creek Fire Continues To Burn In Rocky Mountain National Park

Park personnel continue to monitor and evaluate the Cow Creek Fire while always keeping public and firefighter safety a top priority. This fire is in a remote location and all designated trails and roads remain open in Rocky Mountain National Park. Since September 1 the fire has grown approximately 50 acres. The current fire activity has remained in the remote western flank of the Cow Creek Fire at the bott ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available By Lottery From RMNP

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Collection dates will begin September 15 through October 31. Firewood collection times will vary based on location of firewood. Most locations will not allow collection on weekends or holidays. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to five cords of f ...

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

On September 1, park officials will 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 t ...

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