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Fatality on the Diamond of Longs Peak

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 27, two park rangers on a climbing patrol on the Yellow Wall route on the Diamond of Longs Peak, witnessed a fall of a technical climber from Broadway Ledge. The climber fell down the North Chimney Route from Broadway Ledge to Mills Glacier, roughly 800 feet. The rangers reached the man’s body at 10:00 a.m. The victim’s body was flown to a helispot in ...

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Increased Traffic Safety Enforcement In RMNP

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable time for park visitors, park rangers will be increasing Law Enforcement Patrols in the park, to include possible Safety and Sobriety Checkpoints. This will take place during the week of August 16. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please contact the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206. ...

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Man Struck By Lightning on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park

On Wednesday, August 4, park rangers received a cell phone call around 11:00 am that a 31-year-old man was injured on Longs Peak. He had been found by other hikers in “The Narrows” area close to the junction with “The Homestretch” at roughly 13,800 feet. The initial reports indicated that he had hiked to Longs Peak the day before and had spent an unplanned night in the backcountry. He was conscious and able ...

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Fatality Near Cony Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

At 8:15 a.m. Sunday, July 25, park rangers were notified of an overdue backcountry skiier. The 40 year old Colorado man was planning to ski in the backcountry near Finch Lake on Saturday and had not been heard from. At 9:20 a.m. park rangers went to the Finch Lake Trailhead and found the man's car. The man was reported to be an experienced backcountry skiier who was planning on hiking in to and skiing a sno ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Plans For Prescribed Burning

This summer, if conditions allow, fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the South Lateral Moraine, North Lateral Moraine, and Deer Ridge Junction areas. The South Lateral Moraine burn area is 115 acres of open ponderosa located south of Eagle Cliff Mountain and adjacent to Bear Lake Road. The North Lateral Moraine burn area is 140 acres north of the Mor ...

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Update On Plane Crash In Rocky Mountain National Park

Information supplied by Rocky Mountain National Park At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, park rangers received a call from the Civil Air Patrol that they had received an ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) at 12:30 p.m. and another one at 4:24 p.m. potentially from a downed plane within the park near Milner Pass. Park rangers glassed the area from multiple locations on Trail Ridge Road and did not see any sig ...

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Cow Creek Fire Update in Rocky Mountain National Park

Firefighters achieved containment of the northeast, east, and southern portions of the Cow Creek Fire in the remote West Creek area in Rocky Mountain National Park. The immediate threat to the area on the park’s eastern boundary has been mitigated; however, there is potential for the fire to spread to the west. The fire will likely burn through the remainder of the fire season until a significant weather ev ...

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Updated – Rescue on Longs Peak

At approximately 2:00 p.m. today in Rocky Mountain National Park, park rangers were notified by cellular phone that a 28 year-old male from Fraser, Colorado, took a reported 150 foot fall south and west of The Narrows on Longs Peak. This is on the very northern end of the Keyboard of The Winds. A ranger was flown to the summit of Longs Peak by a helicopter that was assisting with operations in the Cow Creek ...

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