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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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The Fern Lake Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park Officially Called Out

An infrared flight over Forest Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park has confirmed that the Fern Lake Fire is officially out. The Fern Lake Fire started in Rocky Mountain National Park from an illegal campfire on October 9, 2012, in steep and rugged Forest Canyon. Firefighters from across the country battled the fire for two months. Park fire managers knew from the beginning this fire was going to be a lon ...

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History Hike To The Eugenia Mine In Rocky Mountain National Park

History surrounds us in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Sometimes one has to squint to see it, but the Eugenia Mine is one place where tangible historical evidence is found. The 1.5 mile hike, at the base of Longs Peak, to the Eugenia Mine leads to a place of both hard labor and relaxing fun. On Monday, July 15 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, learn about mining in the early 1900s, about the family who ...

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Old Fall River Road Closed For Major Work Through July 2

Historic Old Fall River Road, the popular historic one-way dirt road from the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park to the Alpine Visitor Center, was damaged by avalanches during the spring of 2011. This repair project started on Monday, June 17. Old Fall River Road closed completely to all uses, 24-hours/day, on June 17 through July 2. Closure signs will be placed at the Alpine Visitor Center and the g ...

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Rescue Operation For Climber Aided By Helicopter From Big Meadows Fire

This afternoon a 36-year-old climber from Golden, Colorado, fell approximately 40 feet on Sundance Buttress, a popular climbing feature in the Lumpy Ridge area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. At the time of the fall he was approximately 350 feet up the route. He suffered numerous injuries. Park rangers were assisted in this rescue by an individual working as a guide for the Colorado Mounta ...

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RMNA Bus Tours On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

Throughout the summer, Rocky Mountain Nature Association will offer two bus tours showcasing the breathtaking scenery of Trail Ridge Road. As the nation’s highest continuous paved highway, this road meanders through various life zones on its way through the Park and over one of the largest, most pristine stretches of alpine tundra in the lower 48 states. The Journey to the Top tour, offered on Wednesdays, T ...

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Lightning Caused Big Meadows Fire

Tuesday, June 11, an interagency crew consisting of Rocky Mountain National Park and US Forest Service firefighters were flown to the Big Meadows Fire located on the north end of Big Meadows on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. The location is roughly 4.5 miles from the Green Mountain Trailhead. The preliminary report is the fire did not grow much last night and remains at approximately 2 to 3 ...

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