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Rocky Mountain National Park 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 135 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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Rocky Mountain National Park Offers Public Meetings On The Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Project

Rocky Mountain National Park will conduct two public meetings on the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Project the first week of June, 2010. The first meeting will be held in Grand Lake at the Grand Arts Center, 913 Park Avenue on Tuesday, June 1, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The second meeting will be held in Fort Collins at the Harmony Library, 4616 South Shields Street on Thursday, June 3, from 7:00 p.m. to ...

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Resurfacing Work On Trail Ridge Road

During the summers of 2010 and 2011, a major resurfacing project will take place on Trail Ridge Road from the Colorado River Trailhead to Rainbow Curve. This project will also involve resurfacing of all major Trail Ridge Road overlook parking areas, pull offs and the parking lot at Alpine Visitor Center. Park visitors can expect 20 to 30 minute delays through the construction on Trail Ridge Road. There may ...

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Motor Vehicle Accident at Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 12:45 p.m. today, May 26, a 27-year-old female from Golden, Colorado was involved in a single rollover motor vehicle accident in Rocky Mountain National Park.  The vehicle rolled over and came to rest on its wheels in Glacier Creek along Bear Lake Road one half mile above Hollowell Park.  The woman sustained severe injuries and was airlifted by Northern Colorado Med Evac to Medical Center o ...

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RMNP Celebrates National Junior Ranger Day

As part of National Park Week, April 17-25, the National Park Service will sponsor National Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 24. Not only are park entrance fees waived throughout the week at Rocky Mountain National Park, but additional programs will be offered to allow children to learn about the park and earn their Junior Ranger badge. On the Estes Park side of the park, rangers will show the 23 minute ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue At RMNP

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees.  Starting in early April and ending by Memorial Day weekend, the park is planning to apply a Carbaryl based insecticide to up to 5,000 high-value trees to protect them from bark beetles. Treatment will occur in the following developed areas of the park: Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Headquar ...

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Temporary Closures To Protect Nesting Raptors in RMNP

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park. To ensure that raptors can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures went in to effect on March 1 and will continue through July ...

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RMNP Lyceum Series Continues

2010 Lyceum Series “Wilderness: Of What Avail Are Forty Freedoms Without A Blank Spot On The Map?” Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. - Our Great Nature In our ancient past, we were at one with nature, and nature was at one with us. As we progressed, we discovered we had the capacity for developing a human-centric world, filled with its own awes, wonders, amusements, and challenges. Today we stand at a predictab ...

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