• 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 »

Research Datasets - Air & Water Quality

Ozone Mapping Project

This site includes the ability to map Colorado Front Range near Rocky Mountain NP

Air Quality Monitoring Data for Rocky Mountain National Park

The website for the National Park Service, Air Resources Division, data for Rocky

UV Radiation Monitoring by EPA and NPS

Niwot Ridge Meterological Data Monitoring

A link to the data from Niwot Ridge, just south of the park

USGS Big Thompson/ Moraine Park Stream Gauge

USGS Colorado River/Below Baker Gulch Stream Gauge

Loch Vale Watershed Research Project

A website that has research publications, data, and results from the 20+ years of monitoring the watershed

National Park Service Water Quality Data Management and Archives

A link to the NPS website for water quality data

USGS National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse This portal summarizes data for river basins across the US, including the Upper Colorado and South Platte basins, both partially within the boundaries of the park; data include water quality, stream flow, sediment analysis, and fish community information.

Did You Know?

photo of wheelchair accessible trail

There are accessible trails which are good choices for visitors interested in adjusting to the park's higher elevations, groups that include young children, visitors with visual impairment and anyone who finds walking on level, relatively smooth paths attractive.