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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

January 27, 2014
Senator Udall Selected as Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Upcoming 100th Anniversary
On January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park was established. Ninety-nine years later, Rocky Mountain National Park is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Udall has been named Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.

January 21, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Considers Allowing Bicycle Use on Two-Mile Section of East Shore Trail Near Grand Lake
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are considering whether to allow bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail within the national park.

January 15, 2014
Annual Pass Commemorating Upcoming Centennial Now Available At Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015! Want to start celebrating, but don’t want to wait until next year?

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.

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Did You Know?

male Western Tanager with red head and yellow body

The male Western Tanager, with red head and yellow body, stands out brightly in the dark conifer forest.