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 next year. More »
Impacts from September 2013 Flood
Due to recent flooding, there are still some closures in the park that could affect your visit. More »
Carry-out from Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Today, near Black Lake (10,620 feet) in Rocky Mountain National Park, a 47 year old female, (hometown unknown at this time) suffered a broken ankle. Park dispatch was contacted by cell phone at 2:30 p.m. Black Lake is 5.4 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. The first ranger arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. two rangers alternated carrying the woman on their backs for approximately two hours. Other rescuers brought in a wheeled litter and at 7:15 p.m. the woman was transferred to the litter. There are twenty-three people in the field, mainly park service staff assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue. It is estimated the litter team with the patient will reach the trailhead at around midnight.
Did You Know?
In 1915, Congress created Rocky Mountain, the nation's 10th national park. Congress created the National Park Service in 1916.