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Changes At Glacier Basin Campground

Extensive beetle mitigation work continues at a variety of locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, including Glacier Basin Campground, on the east side of the park.  Many trees in the Glacier Basin Campground have been killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.  However, some pockets of trees have been saved by annual spraying.  Removal of dead trees and standing lone trees reduce the risk associated w ...

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Bear Lake Road Phase 2 Reconstruction Planning Efforts

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), is proposing to reconstruct a five-mile section of Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is Phase 2 of the project and would complete the reconstruction of the entire road.  Phase 1 reconstruction, which extended 4.3 miles from the Park & Ride parking lot to Bear Lake, was completed in 2004. P ...

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Jim Disney Presents Lyceum Program On Finding Artistic Inspiration In Rocky

2009 Lyceum Series-Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. don’t miss artist Jim Disney as he presents “The Art of Seeing Rocky Mountain National Park,” a discussion about finding artistic inspiration in the natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park combined with a digital presentation of photographs, paintings & drawings. Jim will ...

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Celebrated Woodcarver Highlights Beautiful Bird Species

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. “The Art of Carving Birds” Join local resident and award-winning woodcarver Jim Smith as he presents “The Art of Carving Birds.” Ranging in size from a thimble to a coffee table, depending on the species, Jim’s beautiful birds bear a striking resemblance to the real thing. Learn how ...

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Input Needed For Rocky Mountain National Park’s New Fire Management Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are beginning the process of preparing a new Fire Management Plan for the park. The current Fire Management Plan was approved in 1992, and does not fully address the challenges the park now faces with the bark beetle epidemic, other forest health issues, and community wildland fire protection. Park staff would like to hear your ideas about what the new Fire Management Plan ...

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Climber Stranded On Lumpy Ridge Rescued

On Friday evening, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., park dispatch were notified about a stranded climber in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  A seventeen-year-old female from Estes Park, Colorado, was climbing with friends.  Another juvenile friend called dispatch via cell phone and reported that the female was 200 feet above the ground and unable to climb up or down.  She had no climbing equi ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Winter

 For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter. Their story is told by the tracks left in ...

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Fatality On the Longs Peak Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park

A fifty-five year old man from Lakewood, Colorado, died along the Longs Peak trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, today, Saturday, January 10.   The victim was approximately 2.5 miles (over 10,000 feet elevation) from the Long Peak Trailhead. Park dispatch was contacted from the Longs Peak emergency phone, located at the trailhead, at 2:25 p.m. The caller indicated that a man was receiving CPR on the trai ...

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