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Plan Ahead If Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park On August 24 During The USA Pro Challenge

On Saturday, August 24, Stage 6 of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will come through the community of Estes Park on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The race will start that morning in Loveland and finish in Fort Collins. The race will not come through Rocky Mountain National Park, however access to and egress from the east side of the park will be impacted. Visitors who plan to enter Rocky ...

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Second Public Meeting Scheduled On Potential Multiuse Trail System

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is preparing a Multiuse Trail Plan with an accompanying Environmental Assessment (EA). RMNP completed a Multiuse Trail Feasibility Study in 2009, for the developed eastern portion of the park. This study confirmed the feasibility of a trail system that would extend approximately 15.5 miles from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, with potential connections to three v ...

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Weather Related Incidents in Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:39 p.m. a park visitor called 911 via cell phone to report that someone had been struck by lightning on the Ute Trail. The patient was subsequently located approximately 100 yards from the Ute Crossing Trailhead on Trail Ridge Road approximately one mile above Rainbow Curve. When rangers arrived to the area, the storm was still active with intense lightning activity. The patient was evacuated by park ...

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Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Project Continues Through August

Beginning on Saturday, July 20, private vehicles will again be allowed seven days a week on Bear Lake Road. Although vehicles will now be allowed on weekdays as well as weekends, the road construction project is still taking place and park visitors will continue to experience up to two - 20 minute delays in both directions. On July 20, the shuttle system's transportation hub will return to the Park & Ri ...

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Trail Ridge Road Will Be Closed For Through Travel On Tuesday Night, July 23

Trail Ridge Road will be closed for through travel on Tuesday, July 23, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The road will be closed at the Bowen/Baker Trailhead which is located just south of Timber Creek Campground on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. A culvert will be replaced during the closure of the road. Other work along Trail Ridge Road on the west side will take place at two additional location ...

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“Huffers Hill” Dedicated At Rocky Mountain National Park

The Alpine Ridge Trail, commonly referred to as "Huffers Hill," across from the Alpine Visitor Center, had been closed since 2010 for major reconstruction. The condition of the trail had significantly deteriorated resulting in erosion around the log steps and unlevel stepping surfaces, contributing to safety concerns and resource impacts to the tundra. This popular trail climbs over 200 feet, has steep grad ...

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Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park

The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool used in preparation for managing wildfire near structures and communities. As seen with the Fern Lake Fire, previous reduction of hazardous fuels aided firefighters in stopping the fire within the park when it made its more than three mile run on the morning of December 1, 2012. Ultimately, these projects are done to protect life ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Additional Fire Restrictions

Due to the continued extreme fire danger, extended weather forecast and current level of fire activity in the State of Colorado, park officials are reminding visitors of existing regulations pertaining to the use of fires that are always in place within Rocky Mountain National Park, along with a new restriction on smoking. In addition to the fire restrictions in place year-round, the smoking restriction bec ...

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