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 »
Flights Scheduled to Monitor Elk Population
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
If weather conditions permit, fixed wing and helicopter flights will occur over Rocky Mountain National Park this week. These flights will assist with the survey procedures to estimate elk populations in the park. Park staff anticipate no more than four days of flights in the next sixty days, weather permitting. The flights will not occur on weekends or on holidays.
Both a fixed wing aircraft and a helicopter, flying at different altitudes, will be used. The main purpose of the paired flights will be to enhance the monitoring of the number and distribution of the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park. This is a joint study with the National Park Service and United States Geological Survey (USGS).
For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
Hummingbirds use spiderwebs to bolster their nests, which are the size of a walnut shell. Hummingbird eggs are the size of a Tic-Tac breath mint.