• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Forest Health: Falling Trees

 

Watch Out for Falling Trees!
Falling trees are always a hazard when traveling in forested areas.

Follow these guidelines to help avoid the risks associated with falling trees.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid dense patches of dead trees. They can fall without warning.
  • Stay out of the forest when there are strong winds that could blow down trees. If you are already in the forest when the wind kicks up, head to a clearing out of reach of any potential falling trees.
  • Place tents and park vehicles in areas where they will not be hit if trees fall.
  • Do not rely on cell phones for safety as there is no coverage in many parts of the park.
 
Photo tree falling poster
Watch out for falling trees. To download a printable pdf version of this poster, click on the image.
NPS Poster

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