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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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Senator Udall Selected as Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Upcoming 100th Anniversary

On January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park was established. Ninety-nine years later, Rocky Mountain National Park is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Udall has been named Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. “As an avid outdoorsman as well as the chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, I’m thrilled to help mark the centennial of Rocky M ...

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RMNP Considers Allowing Bicycle Use on East Shore Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are considering whether to allow bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail within the national park. The East Shore Trail runs roughly parallel to the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake, which is located near the town of Grand Lake, Colorado. The East Shore Trail area is not part of designated wilderness within the park. The National Park Service has prepar ...

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Annual Pass Commemorating Upcoming Centennial Now Available At RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015! Want to start celebrating, but don’t want to wait until next year? Rocky’s 2014 Annual Pass features the 100th Anniversary logo and a pika, one of the park’s most popular residents that relies on the protected tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park for survival. This pass, which will be issued throughout 2014, is a fun way to commemorate the park’s Centennial, ...

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Fatality at Rocky Mountain National Park

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, a 74-year-old man from Fort Collins suffered a cardiac emergency while snowshoeing near Mills Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. His friends contacted park rangers by cell phone and performed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The man was pronounced dead at approximately 1:00 p.m. Mills Lake is 2.8 miles from the trailhead and close to 10,000 feet in elevation. Park staff, assisted ...

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Man Found After Search In Rocky Mountain National Park

A 24-year-old man from Florida was found by park staff at 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 2, in the Mill Creek Drainage of Rocky Mountain National Park. The man contacted park rangers via cell phone. He was solo snowshoeing near Flattop Mountain (12,324 feet) when he became disoriented. At that time, he was not asking for assistance but seeking directions and guidance from rangers. Weather conditions this af ...

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Experience Rocky Mountain National Park During The Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some fun activities with park rangers are offered. Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun family activities for the holidays. On the east side of the park: Read with a Ranger! – December 21 through Jan ...

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