• Photo of the continental divide blanketed in snow. NPS Photo by VIP Schonlau

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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  • Old Fall River Road will be closed in 2014 due to flood damage

    Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »

  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood

    Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »

Current Park Fires

Big Meadows Fire
The Big Meadows Fire was started by lightning on June 10, 2013. It's located in a relatively remote area on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail closures have been lifted, although the trail does cross one mile of burn area and two mud slide areas. For more information about the Big Meadows Fire, click here.
 

Fern Lake Fire
An infrared flight over Forest Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park has confirmed that the Fern Lake Fire is officially out. The Fern Lake Fire started in Rocky Mountain National Park from an illegal campfire on October 9, 2012, in steep and rugged Forest Canyon. Firefighters from across the country battled the fire for two months. Park fire managers knew from the beginning this fire was going to be a long-term event. There was limited opportunity to fight the fire directly because of high winds, steep terrain, and beetle-killed trees. Click here for more information on the Fern Lake Fire.

 

Did You Know?

Ptarmigan in summer camouflage

The ptarmigan is camouflaged perfectly in summer, with "mottled rock" color, and in winter, when it takes on the color of snow.