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Two Climbers Injured At RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers responded to an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon above Emerald Lake. Two male climbers fell  below Hallett Peak above the south side of Emerald Lake. They had been steep snow climbing. This area is roughly 2.5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead in a steep, rocky area. Rangers were notified by cell phone of the fall around 2:15 p.m. The first rangers reached the t ...

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Public Meetings Scheduled For Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and the Boulder Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have completed the Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan and Environmental Assessment which proposes changes at Lily Lake and the Longs Peak Trailhead in RMNP and the Meeker Park Campground in the Roosevelt National Forest. The plan will be available for public review and comment for thirty days starting o ...

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Rescue At Ptarmigan Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

Sterling Jordan, a fifty-seven year old male from Loveland was discovered at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the base of Ptarmigan Glacier near Notchtop Couloir in Rocky Mountain National Park by two backcountry skiers. The men were able to contact park dispatch via cell phone at approximately 11:45 a.m. Jordan had taken a tumbling fall of approximately 50 feet, Monday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. while mountaineer ...

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Rescue Underway In Rocky Mountain National Park

 A fifty-seven year old male was discovered at 11:00 a.m. this  morning at the base of Ptarmigan Glacier near Notchtop Couloir in  Rocky Mountain National Park by two backcountry skiers. The men were  able to contact park dispatch via cell phone at approximately 11:45  a.m. The fifty-seven year old male had taken a tumbling fall  (distance unknown) yesterday, Monday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. while  mountaineer ...

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Rocky Mountain Raptor Program At Early Release Friday

During the school year the Park School District designates the first Friday of the month as an early release day. Students are dismissed three hours early so that teachers and staff can spend the remainder of the day in professional development workshops. The Estes Park Public Library’s Youth Services Department provides quality programs for kindergarten through fifth graders during the early release days. ...

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Food Canisters Now Required For Backcountry Camping At RMNP

Backcountry overnight campers will be required to carry a food canister into Rocky Mountain National Park’s backcountry this summer. This new requirement will go in to effect on May 1. Over the past five years, park staff have seen an increase in bears seeking and accessing human food. Bear-proof trash containers have been placed in many areas of the park, particularly in frontcountry campgrounds. Education ...

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Fatality at Rocky Mountain National Park

At 7:00 a.m. this morning, a park staff member on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a vehicle off of US 34 approximately three-tenths of a mile south of the Kawuneeche Visitor Center.  The burned vehicle was off the road and there was a deceased person inside. An investigation is ongoing by the FBI, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Sheriff’s office.  No further inform ...

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Salazar Joins Congressional Delegation, Local Leaders To Dedicate RMNP Wilderness Area

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined members of the Colorado congressional delegation and local officials today to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Area, nearly 250,000 acres within the park that will be permanently protected from human impacts under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. Salazar also highlighted the Act’s designation of 210,000 acres of federal land on ...

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