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Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash generated from several fuels reduction projects and hazard tree removals. Slash from these projects has been cut and piled by park fire crews and con…

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On Monday, October 25, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel. Many popular driving destinations for this time of year including Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park, Horseshoe Park and the section of Trail Ridge Road along the Kawuneeche …

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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be temporarily closing at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 due to forecasted weather above 11,000 feet of snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures. Closures could occur earlier if conditions warrant. Overnight closures will be at …

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Beginning on September 1, park officials will put annual closures in place for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. In 2020, the closure time extended from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. due to a significant increase in visitors approaching elk in p…

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Theses photos provided by the National Park Service show recent snow fall on Friday, August 20, 2021 on Old Fall River Road as well as the Alpine Visitor Center parking lot looking toward Gore Range Overlook.

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Following the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status …

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On Monday, July 26, a 41-year-old female from Texas was hiking and scrambling in the Balanced Rock area in Rocky Mountain National Park when she took an approximate 20-foot fall. She was able to call for emergency assistance around noon on her cell phone.

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On Thursday, July 15, park rangers recovered the body of a 35-year-old female from Loveland, Colorado, just west of Martha’s Couloir on Mount Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Rocky Mountain National Park staff are seeking the public's engagement and input on the park's long-range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy. "We are eager to continue engaging with our stakeholders and connect with park visitors from near and far, to help identify shared values, clarify key is…

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Old Fall River Road is now open.The road was built between 1913 and 1920. It is an unpaved road which travels from Endovalley Picnic Area to above treeline at Fall River Pass, following the steep slope of Mount Chapin’s south face. Due to the winding, narrow nature of the road, the scenic 9.…

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On Sunday, June 13, park rangers responded to reports of an unconscious skier on Sundance Mountain on a north facing aspect midway between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The 68-year-old male from Loveland, Colorado, died from injuries sustained in a…

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Additional climbing closures have been implemented on the Left Book, The Bookmark, and Bookmark Pinnacle in the Lumpy Ridge Area of Rocky Mountain National Park. Peregrine falcons have been observed displaying continuous aggressive territorial behavior toward climbers in the vicinity of an a…

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Beginning Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, the Wild Basin Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to all uses, including vehicles and pedestrians. This closure will occur at the Wild Basin Entrance station and will include the entire two-mile section of the road to the Wi…

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Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season. Due to melting snow on the road and the potential for freezing temperatures visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. Winter weather is forecast for higher elevations later this holiday weekend. Park visitors shou…

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On Thursday afternoon, May 13, park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park responded to cell phone reports from park visitors who indicated there was a man running down the Gem Lake Trail, toward the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead parking area, yelling that he was being chased by someone with a rifl…

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Rocky Mountain National Park staff are seeking the public’s engagement and input on the park’s long-range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy. “We are eager to continue engaging with our stakeholders and connect with park visitors from near and far, to help identify shared values, clarify key is…

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Beginning May 16 through September, major road construction will occur again on US 36 inside of Rocky Mountain National Park. The work will take place on a 3-mile section of US 36, just west of Bear Lake Road junction to east of Deer Ridge Junction. Beginning on May 16, this section of road …

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On the afternoon of March 31, a 33-year-old male from Denver, Colorado took an approximate 50-foot fall near Many Parks Curve along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fall occurred on a rock outcropping between the upper and lower parking areas at Many Parks Curve. The man…

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At a special Town Board meeting on Monday, March 29, Rocky Mountain National Park Supt. Darla Sidles updated Mayor Wendy Koenig and the Town Trustees of their park visitor management strategy for 2021. She was joined by Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer and Park Management Specialist, J…

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On the east side of RMNP, US Highway 36 at the Beaver Meadows Entrance and US Highway 34 at the Fall River Entrance are open to Deer Ridge Junction, and US 34 is open west to the Hidden Valley area. The road to the Alluvial Fan has also reopened. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center and Fall River …

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On Tuesday, February 9, park rangers were notified that a 21-year-old female from Texas had suffered serious injuries near Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The woman slid down a snow-covered slope approximately 70 to 100 feet into a talus slope on the south side of Emerald Lake.…

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Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in 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…