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Rocky Mountain National Park was established by act of Congress, on January 26, 1915, and contains approximately 254,995 acres of federally owned land. It is administered by the National Park Service, of the United States Department of the Interior, with a superintendent in immediate charge. National park headquarters are in Estes Park village, on the east side of the park, where offices of the superintendent and chief ranger are located. Communications regarding the park should be addressed to the Superintendent, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colo.

The chief ranger's office handles lost and found articles, fire permits, and such emergencies as auto accidents, fires, lost persons, and related unusual incidents. Law and order are maintained by a staff of park rangers, who man the entrances and ranger stations and who patrol roads and trails. Park rangers will help you with any problems, serious or trivial. When in doubt, ask a ranger.

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