• Photo of park visitors enjoying sunset from the Alpine Ridge Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

There are park alerts in effect.
hide Alerts »
  • Impacts from September 2013 Flood - Old Fall River Road, Alluvial Fan and Trails

    Select this link to learn More »

News Releases


Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS

July 29, 2014
World Ranger Day Celebrated This Thursday, July 31 At Rocky Mountain National Park
The staff of Rocky Mountain National Park invites you to celebrate World Ranger Day with them as they recognize world conservation areas, and the professional staff – the Rangers – that form the Thin Green Line around these most valuable resources.

July 28, 2014
Search In Longs Peak And Mount Meeker Area
This morning, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by a family member that Jay Yambert, 56, of Champaign, Illinois, was overdue.

July 25, 2014
Incident Above Loomis Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
This afternoon, park rangers were contacted via cell phone by a 31-year-old man who indicated he had fallen an unknown distance while glissading down Gabletop Mountain, which is above Loomis Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 25, 2014
Fatality On Longs Peak Below Ledges In Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, Friday, July 25, at 7:00 a.m., park rangers were contacted by a person climbing the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 23, 2014
Old Fall River Road To Close To All Uses For Flood Damage Repairs
On Monday, July 28, Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will close to all uses including pedestrians and hikers, as major repair work begins on the road and the Alluvial Fan bridge.

July 23, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographer Michael Lang
Photographer Michael Lang of Lakewood, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 30 and August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 18, 2014
Input Provided On Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Tuesday evening, July 15, 2014, Rocky Mountain National Park staff met with the commercial guided climbing community and interested stakeholders at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO.

July 15, 2014
Cardiac Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park
This afternoon, park rangers were notified of a cardiac emergency on Trail Ridge Road, ½ mile west of Forest Canyon Overlook at roughly 11,800 feet, at a vehicle pull-out area.

July 13, 2014
Name of Victim from Saturday Lightning Incident Released
The name of the man who died in the lightning incident yesterday has been released.

July 12, 2014
Second Lightning Fatality In Two Days At Rocky Mountain National Park Further Information And Identity Of Friday Victim Released
At approximately 3:50 p.m. today, Saturday, July 12, park rangers were notified of a lightning strike that occurred near Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 11, 2014
Lightning Strike Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park
At approximately 1:20 p.m. park staff were notified of a lighting strike that occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 11, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Storyteller and Writer
Storyteller and writer John Stansfield of Monument, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 16 and July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 03, 2014
Two Lightning Caused Fires Contained In Rocky Mountain National Park
Lightning in Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon caused two separate small fires, one on Eagle Cliff and one on Beaver Mountain. Both fires have been contained due to available resources and immediate response by firefighters.

July 02, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park
Visual Artist Trine Bumiller from Denver will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 2 and July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 02, 2014
Spruce Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Fully Contained
Yesterday, Tuesday, July 1, ground crews made great progress and fully contained the Spruce Fire.

July 01, 2014
Upcoming Meeting Highlights Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park.

July 01, 2014
Further Details Released On Rescue Above Sky Pond In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Saturday, June 28, Paul Lambert, 21, from Eagle River, Alaska, climbed Andrews Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park. As he was traversing around a knife’s edge between Powell Peak and Thatchtop, Lambert slipped approximately 5 feet then tumbled and slid an additional 5 feet injuring his arm.

July 01, 2014
Update On Spruce Fire - Small Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park
Last night ground crews stayed overnight near the Spruce Fire which grew slightly to roughly 1 acre. Humidity increased during the night and the winds lessened helping to minimize the fire spread.

June 30, 2014
Spruce Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park
Aerial observation has confirmed a small fire, roughly 1/10th of an acre, between Spruce Lake and Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 18, 2014
Play In The Dirt At The Upcoming Community Weed Pull Event
On Saturday June 28, join Rocky Mountain National Park staff and Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) from 8 a.m. to noon to help pull exotic plants and learn more about noxious weeds.

June 18, 2014
Explore The Wonders Of Rocky Mountain National Park With The Whole Family At Discovery Days
Discover the amazing world of Rocky Mountain National Park with your family every Tuesday at Discovery Days.

June 18, 2014
Artists Selected For 2014 Program at Rocky Mountain National Park First Art In The Park Program Begins Tonight
Six artists have been selected for the summer 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 16, 2014
Woman Airlifted From Chasm Lake Area In Rocky Mountain National Park
At approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Sunday, June 15, park staff received a 911 call regarding an incident near Chasm Lake.

June 10, 2014
Fatality On Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, Tuesday, June 10, park rangers were notified that a 24-year-old man from Fort Collins was overdue from the Longs Peak area in Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 10, 2014
Further Information Released Regarding Frappier Incident On Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park
The following information was gathered from Rocky Mountain National Park's Search and Rescue Team as well as interviews with Samuel Frappier after the incident. Because we received numerous questions pertaining to the cost of the operation we have included that information as well.

June 02, 2014
Join Rocky Mountain National Park In Celebrating International Migratory Bird Day Throughout The Upcoming Weekend
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in Rocky Mountain National Park by participating in any or all of our weekend events!

May 28, 2014
Major Rescue Underway On East Face Of Longs Peak
Late yesterday, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were contacted via cell phone by Samuel Frappier, 19, from Quebec, Canada.

May 23, 2014
Trail Ridge Road Opens For The Season Night Closures In Place
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened at 10:15 a.m. today, Friday, May 23. Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00 p.m. at least through Monday night, May 26.

May 19, 2014
Beautiful Film Highlights The Wolf Mountains In Eastern Europe
On Friday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. join Juraj Svajda as he introduces the movie The Wolf Mountains, a beautiful film highlighting one of the last wildernesses in the Eastern Carpathians.

April 04, 2014
Earth Day Celebration At Rocky Mountain National Park – April 19
Come celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park! A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 19, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

April 02, 2014
Lily Lake Roadside Pile Burn Planned For April
If conditions allow, Rocky Mountain National Park staff are planning to burn piles located in the Lily Lake area along Highway 7.

March 25, 2014
Protection of High Value Trees and Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue in 2014 at Rocky Mountain National Park
Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees.

March 12, 2014
Planning Phase Underway For Commercial Climbing Services In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently in the planning phase to develop a commercial services strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park.

March 04, 2014
2014 Temporary Closures to Protect Nesting Raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park
Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park.

February 25, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Plans Underway
Come learn about Rocky Mountain National Park's exciting Centennial plans and how you can get involved on Wednesday, March 12, at 6:00 p.m.

February 25, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Recruits Volunteer Groups For This Summer
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are looking for organized groups and families to assist with a variety of projects at the park this summer.

February 12, 2014
Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Planning Moves Forward In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park announces the availability of the Grand Ditch Breach Restoration Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision.

February 12, 2014
Osprey Satellite Transmitter Tracking Project Underway
Rocky Mountain National Park is pleased to announce the beginning of a three year joint project between the park, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO), and the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests that allows school children and the public to follow the migration path of osprey from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds

June 13, 2013
Big Meadows Fire Evening Update June 13 - 30 Percent Containment
Following today’s assessment by fire staff, the Big Meadows Fire remains at an estimated 333 acres and 30% containment.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.