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 »
Search Underway In Bear Lake Area of Rocky Mountain National Park
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
A search is underway in Rocky Mountain National Park for a missing 39-year-old man, Troy Green, from San Antonio, Texas. The search is currently being focused in the Bear Lake area.
Mr. Green was planning to attend a conference in Denver. When his wife did not hear from him on January 31, she contacted the Denver Police Department. He did not arrive at the conference today. This afternoon, an advisory was given for his rental car that matched a vehicle found early this morning by park rangers at the Bear Lake parking lot.
Fourteen searchers including two dog teams from Larimer County Search and Rescue are searching the Bear Lake area. Due to extremely cold temperatures, wind and impending darkness, searchers will be brought out of the backcountry tonight. There are numerous trailheads that leave from the Bear Lake area.
Search efforts will begin again early tomorrow morning. If anyone was visiting the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, January 31, or today, Friday, February 1, park rangers would like to hear from you. Please call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.
Did You Know?
If the current amount of total nitrogen deposition measured at the high-elevation monitoring site in Rocky Mountain National Park (3 kg/ha/yr) was the same throughout the park, the amount of airborne nitrogen entering the park would be equivalent to 35,500 twenty-pound bags of fertilizer. More...