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Reminder For Closure Areas In RMNP Designated For Elk Rut

On September 1, park officials will put closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  These closures last through October 31 and are effective in Horseshoe Park, Upper Beaver Meadows, Moraine Park, Harbison Meadow and Holzwarth Meadow in Rocky Mountain National Park. Fishing in the Fall River, Thompson River or Colorado River within ...

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Saturday Evening Programs In September In RMNP

Celebrate National Parks A truly American and democratic idea, National Parks were called “our best idea” by Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner. Saturday evenings in September, Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate our National Parks. All programs are held at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 7:30 p.m. and are free. Saturday, September 5-Our National Parks: America the Beautiful. Nationa ...

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Incident On Longs Peak In RMNP

On Tuesday, September 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a 53-year-old man from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, took a 25 foot tumbling fall in the “Trough” area of Longs Peak. The “Trough” is a long, steep gully with loose rocks. He and his son, who is in his mid 20s, had climbed to the summit of Longs Peak and were descending when the incident occurred. The man suffered numerous injuries including a leg injury and numer ...

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Smoke A Result Of California Wildfires

Current smoky conditions are a product of the wildfires burning in California, according to meteorologist Norv Larson with the National Weather Service. “Looking at satellite trajectories, we can follow it all the way back to California.  These fires are so large and burning so hot they’re generating their own weather and lofting smoke thousands of feet into the atmosphere.” There is a west/southwest air fl ...

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RMNP Announces Plans For Prescribed Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the areas of Upper Beaver Meadows, Little Horseshoe Park, and South Lateral Moraine. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. The Upper Beaver Meadows burn is approximately 150 acres located north of Upper Beaver Meadows road and south of Trail Ridge road. The Little Horseshoe Park bu ...

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RMNP Receives Hi Visibility Gear

July 29, 2009, marked the fourth anniversary of the line-of-duty death of seasonal Park Ranger Jeff Christensen. Jeff died in a fall while conducting a solo backcountry patrol in the remote northwest corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. A small ceremony was held in front of Beaver Meadows Visitor Center where a memorial in Jeff’s memory had been established in 2006. Jeff’s parents, Dale and Chris Christe ...

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Temporary Closure At Timber Creek Campground In RMNP

Timber Creek Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed from now through noon on Friday, August 21, for resurfacing of the roads in the campground. No resurfacing has been done in the campground since it was first paved in the mid 1960s, over forty years ago. This work was initially scheduled to take place later in the summer. However, due to the availability of the equipment from the contrac ...

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