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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2014 By Lottery From RMNP

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Saturday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 3, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords ...

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Park Volunteers Roger & Betsy Leverton Receive Prestigious Award

Roger and Betsy Leverton were recently selected for the Intermountain Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  This is a prestigious award given to volunteers in the National Park Service. Their dedication to the mission of the National Park Service is truly inspiring. For fifteen years they have served Rocky Mountain National Park and park visitors in a variety of volunte ...

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Two Fun Events Saturday, September 6 At Rocky Mountain National Park

Highlight The 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary is not the only anniversary being celebrated! On Saturday, September 6, visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Wilderness Act with two fun events. From 10:00 a.m. to noon - booths, demonstrations, games and crafts will take place during the Walk for Wildern ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Commissioned Items Released

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary ceremonies begin this week, kicking off a year’s worth of celebrations!   The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain National Park, has commissioned several products for the celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary. Jim Disney, a professional artist since 1963, was commissioned to create the official Centennial p ...

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Chip Seal Project On Trail Ridge Road To Begin August 25

On Monday, August 25, weather permitting, a chip seal project will begin on Trail Ridge Road on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park from Rainbow Curve to Alpine Visitor Center, an approximate 11-mile section. During the chip seal project, traffic will be reduced to one lane, and 30 minute delays should be expected. The project will take place through Friday, August 29. Cyclists and motorcyclists s ...

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Crater Trail On West Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park Will Remain Closed

 Due to excessive erosion and damage to sensitive natural and cultural resources, the Crater Trail, a short trail located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, will remain closed to use for the remainder of this year. The Crater Trail is a one-mile long, dead end trail that is normally open to visitor use after mid-August each year following the bighorn sheep lambing season. The trail leads to t ...

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Small Fire Burning In RMNP

There is a small fire, approximately 5 acres, on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park called the Tonahutu Fire. The fire is located roughly 1 mile north of Grand Lake. There are six people including personnel from Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Forest and Grand Lake Fire Protection District who have been part of the initial attack plus a Type III helicopter is on scene. A helicopter ...

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Wilderness And Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years

Get a sneak peek of the park’s upcoming 2015 centennial with Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years by award-winning author Mary Taylor Young. Ms. Young will be speaking at 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 11, in the Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater. Witness the rise, fall, and rise of mountains. Meet ancient people who built rock game drives. Discover explorers lured by the mountains’ call, and adv ...

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