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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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Flood Impacts Will Close Old Fall River Road Through 2014

Backcountry Travelers May Encounter Different Conditions In Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park received significant damages on bridges, roads and trails in the historic floods that occurred in September. However, damages in the park were relatively minor in comparison to the disastrous flooding that downstream communities east of the park experienced. The west side of the park was lar ...

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Prescribed Burn

Park fire managers are planning to conduct a prescribed fire to achieve resource management and hazard fuel reduction objectives. The burn is planned for Tuesday December 10th, 2013 at approximately 0930 if weather conditions allow and is expected to last until Thursday December 12th, 2013. The burn will be located in between Mills Drive and Deer Ridge Junction along HWY 36 and will include over 120 piles! ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations

Fire managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of potential upcoming winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash. Approximately 1,000 piles are from several hazard fuels and hazard tree mitigation projects on the east side of the park. Slash has been cut and piled by park fire crews and contractors during the last two years. When winter conditions finally arrived in April, nearly ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Free Days

Rocky Mountain National Park will be honoring our Veterans beginning Saturday, November 9 through Monday, November 11, 2013, with free admission to all park visitors. Waiving entrance fees to all public lands on Veteran’s Day and Veteran’s Day weekend is one way to show appreciation for the millions of men and women who fight to keep America’s public lands accessible to all Americans. Superintendent Vaughn ...

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Fatality In Moraine Campground In Rocky Mountain National Park

On Monday morning, October 21, park rangers were notified of a deceased man in the Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park. Acquaintances of the man became concerned when they could not reach him on Monday morning. They discovered his body in his tent at the Moraine Park Campground and notified park rangers. Park rangers and an ambulance responded. The man was subsequently pronounced dead at ...

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