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 »
Forest Health: News Releases
April 03, 2012
March 16, 2011
April 05, 2010
March 29, 2010
February 03, 2010
September 29, 2009
Firewood Collection Permits Available from Rocky Mountain National Park in October
More permits will be available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to five cords of firewood.
September 22, 2009
Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Winter 2009/2010 Pile Burning Operations
Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning and hazard tree mitigation projects. Exclusion of fire for the past century has resulted in unnatural forest conditions in some areas, with significant accumulations of forest fuels and an increased risk of a wildfire. In addition, park crews have been cutting hazard trees for mitigation of the effects of beetles.
August 18, 2009
Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Plans for Prescribed Burning
Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the areas of Upper Beaver Meadows, Little Horseshoe Park, and South Lateral Moraine. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. The primary goal of the project is to reduce the threat of wildland fire to adjacent communities and park infrastructure by using prescribed fire to reduce the amount of fuel available in the project area.
August 4, 2009
Firewood Collection Permits Available from Rocky Mountain National Park Permits are available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park beginning August 15 through September 8. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to five cords of firewood. Initially up to 50 permits will be issued. Additional permits may be available, depending on the amount of firewood remaining.
May 08, 2009
March 17, 2009
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.