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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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Numerous Incidents Over The Fourth Of July Weekend In RMNP

On Saturday, July 2, at 10:45 rangers were notified by a shuttle bus driver that a 20-year- old female had fallen approximately 30 feet from a tree near the bus stop at Tuxedo Park along the Bear Lake Road. Rangers were on scene in less than ten minutes. She suffered arm, wrist and hip injuries and was taken by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center. Around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, rangers were notifi ...

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Recent Incidents At Rocky Mountain National Park

On June 28, at 8:00 p.m. park staff were contacted via cell phone by a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman who had become disoriented near Lake Haiyaha in the Bear Lake area. They were unsure how to get back to the Glacier Gorge or Bear Lake Trailheads. At 9:00 p.m. that night, rangers used lights in the Glacier Gorge parking area to try and assist the lost pair with general directions. At 10:00 p.m. th ...

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Injury Accident On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

At around 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, park rangers were notified of a single bicycle accident on Trail Ridge Road. A 30 year-old man from Toronto, Canada, had been blown over on his bicycle by heavy wind gusts one quarter mile east of Lava Cliffs on Trail Ridge Road. A thunderstorm had moved through the area with winds in excess of 45 miles per hour. He suffered numerous traumatic injuries including head a ...

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