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Planning Phase Underway For Commercial Climbing Services In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently in the planning phase to develop a commercial services strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park. Currently, the park allows one guided climbing services provider. During 2014, park staff will conduct market analysis of guided climbing through issuing limited Commercial Use Authorizations (CUA) for guided technical climbing in the park. The use asso ...

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Temporary Closures To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park. To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers. All closures started on March 1 and will continue through Ju ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Plans Underway

Come learn about Rocky Mountain National Park’s exciting Centennial plans and how you can get involved on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m. Anniversary Coordinator Barbara Scott will provide an update at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park. The year-long Centennial Celebration will kick-off on September 4, 2014, the 99th anniversary of Rocky’s dedication as a national park. A R ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Recruits Volunteer Groups For This Summer

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are looking for organized groups and families to assist with a variety of projects at the park this summer. The work ranges from assisting park firefighters on a fuels reduction project to protect the park and surrounding neighbors, working on native plant restoration or assisting the park's trail crew on trail rehabilitation and some flood recovery efforts. There are a ra ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Offers Ranger-Led Snowshoe Ecology Walks

Rocky Mountain National Park offers ranger-led snowshoe ecology walks for beginner-level snowshoers on the east side, and for beginner and intermediate-level snowshoers and cross-country skiers on the west side of the park. Reservations are required and there is no additional fee beyond the regular park entrance fee. For beginners, the snowshoe program is a two-hour exploration of the natural world of the s ...

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No Entrance Fee To Rocky Mountain National Park Valentine’s Weekend

Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating Presidents Day with free entrance for an entire weekend, which happens to be Valentine’s Day Weekend as well. From Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, no entrance fee will be collected at park gates. This means that you can play all weekend long! Go sledding, snowshoeing, fishing, back-country or Nordic skiing, and more. Gear can be rented and guide ...

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Big Snow For Rocky!

We have received 35 inches of snow since Friday at Bear Lake - located at 9,475 feet on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It's still snowing .... The following photo was taken by park volunteer Jon Olsen on Sunday, February 10, at the Bear Lake kiosk. The snow total at Bear Lake is approximately 75 inches. We have received 18 inches of snow since Saturday at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center locate ...

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A Letter Of Gratitude From Lisa Foster

On March 17, 2013, my friend Dave Laurienti and I were involved in a climbing accident on Ypsilon Mountain (13,514 feet) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tragically, Dave lost his life, and I was severely injured. I have spent the last ten months struggling to heal from this incident, both physically and emotionally. It has been a very difficult time and I’d like to thank my family, friends and community me ...

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