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 »
Search Continues In The Bear Lake Area For Missing Man
Contact: Kyle Patterson
Search efforts began again early this morning, Saturday, February 2, for a missing man from San Antonio, Texas. Troy Green was reported missing Friday afternoon. Yesterday, fourteen searchers including two dog teams from Larimer County Search and Rescue searched the Bear Lake area. Due to extremely cold temperatures, wind and darkness, searchers were brought out of the backcountry last night. Through the evening, park rangers planned for today's search efforts.
Today, there are thirty-five searchers involved with this incident. Park rangers are being assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue and Rocky Mountain Rescue. Since Wednesday there has been continuous winds and snowfall in the Bear Lake area. Accumulation of snow varies based on elevation. At Bear Lake, located at 9,475 feet, there has been 9 inches of new snow since Wednesday. There are numerous trailheads that leave from the Bear Lake area. It is unknown where Mr. Green's destination was or what kind of clothing he was wearing.
Mr. Green was planning to attend a conference in Denver. When his wife did not hear from him on Thursday, January 31, she contacted the Denver Police Department. He did not arrive at the conference on Friday. On Friday afternoon, an advisory was given for his rental car that matched a vehicle found early Friday morning by park rangers at the Bear Lake parking lot.
If anyone was visiting the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, January 31, or Friday, February 1, park rangers would like to hear from you. Please call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.