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February 18, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park 2015 Biennial Research Conference
Rocky Mountain National Park's 2015 Biennial Research Conference will be held on March 4, and 5, in the Estes Park Town Board Room.

February 09, 2015
Changes In Backcountry Camping Fees At Rocky Mountain National Park
Effective for the 2015 summer season, the cost of obtaining a permit for backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park will increase from $20 to $26 per trip.

February 01, 2015
Incident Near Black Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
At 12:30 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, January 31, park rangers were notified of a spot tracker device that had been activated.

January 30, 2015
Man Found Along Trail Ridge Road
After a full day of search efforts yesterday, Thursday, January 29, for Jay Starr Jr., rangers were travelling east bound on Trail Ridge Road, where they had searched extensively, when they saw Starr lying on a rock along the shoulder of the road.

January 29, 2015
Rangers Are Attempting To Locate Man Last Seen On Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Monday, January 26, park rangers contacted Jay Starr Jr, 34, from Cohoes, New York. Starr had entered Rocky Mountain National Park on foot and indicated he was planning to walk westbound over Trail Ridge Road.

January 21, 2015
Record Visitation For 2014 At Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation in 2014.

January 07, 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park's Centennial Year Is Upon Us!
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary continues as we head into 2015!

January 06, 2015
Explore Rocky In The Winter
The park's Centennial is a great reason to celebrate the park throughout all seasons!

December 15, 2014
Programs During The Holidays At Rocky Mountain National Park
The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

December 10, 2014
Development of Climbing Commercial Services Strategy Continues at Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is currently in the planning phase of developing a Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park.

November 20, 2014
Body Of Missing Man Recovered
Today, during helicopter search efforts, Peter Jeffris’ body was located 200 feet below the Ledges on the Keyhole Route.

November 20, 2014
Favorable Weather Allows Aerial Search Efforts For Missing Man
Search efforts continue today on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado.

November 19, 2014
Search Efforts Continue Today For Missing Man
Search efforts continue today on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado.

November 18, 2014
Search Underway On Longs Peak
Yesterday afternoon, park rangers were notified that Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado, was overdue from a mountaineering trek to Rocky Mountain National Park and was believed to be in the Longs Peak area.

November 17, 2014
Fun Programs Highlight Rocky’s Centennial Through The Holidays
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s (RMNP) 100th Anniversary continues through the holiday season!

November 14, 2014
Park Visitation Surpasses Three Million
October visitation numbers are in at Rocky Mountain National Park. As expected, the park received high visitation due to beautiful fall weather and Trail Ridge Road remaining open until October 26 with only a few temporary closures.

November 05, 2014
Public Input Requested On Reroutes And Repairs To Flood Damaged Trails
Rocky Mountain National Park is considering reroutes and repairs to several trails that were heavily damaged or lost during the September 2013 flood.

November 04, 2014
Trail Ridge Road Closes To Through Travel For The Season
Today, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.

November 03, 2014
Winter Pile Burning Operations Are Around The Corner
Fire managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of potential upcoming winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash.

October 21, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Proposes Changes In Entrance And Camping Fees
Rocky Mountain National Park is proposing a change in its current entrance fees.

October 17, 2014
Endovalley Road Reopens In Rocky Mountain National Park Old Fall River Road Is Expected To Open To Vehicles Next Fourth Of July Weekend
Roughly one-half mile of the Endovalley Road has reopened to vehicles in Rocky Mountain National Park.

October 06, 2014
Diverse Programs This Week Highlight Rocky’s Centennial
A variety of wonderful programs are taking place this week highlighting Rocky Mountain National Park's Centennial.

September 17, 2014
Fatality Near Alberta Falls
At 11:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, September 17, a man's body was discovered along the shore line next to Glacier Creek at the base of a rock outcropping, roughly 200 feet down from Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 17, 2014
Upcoming Saturday Evening Programs In September
Enjoy upcoming Saturday evening programs through September at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 03, 2014
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park Inside The Park Boundary Adjacent To Allenspark
The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool for managing wildfire near structures and communities.

September 02, 2014
Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2014 Season By Lottery From Rocky Mountain National Park
Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 02, 2014
Park Volunteers Receive Prestigious Award
Roger and Betsy Leverton were recently selected for the Intermountain Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

September 02, 2014
Two Fun Events, Saturday, September 6 At Rocky Mountain National Park Highlight The 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary is not the only anniversary being celebrated! On Saturday, September 6, visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Wilderness Act with two fun events.

September 02, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Commissioned Items Released
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary ceremonies begin this week, kicking off a year’s worth of celebrations! The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain National Park, has commissioned several products for the celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary.

August 26, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park’s Exciting Centennial Celebration Around The Corner - Honor the Past, Celebrate The Present, Inspire The Future
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary begins next week, with fun kick-off events!

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