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 »
Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates World Ranger Day
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
Celebrate World Ranger Day at Rocky Mountain National Park! On Tuesday, July 31, park staff will show “The Thin Green Line” an international ranger documentary made by Australian ranger, Sean Willmore. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park. This original documentary shows rangers working in the field in protected areas throughout the world. Witness the compelling stories of men and women in other countries who every day cope with corruption, ignorance, politics and greed. Experience as well their hopes, joys, dedication and sacrifice.
The International Ranger Federation (IRF) was founded in 1992, to support the work of rangers as the key protectors of parks and conservation areas throughout the world. At the 2006 IRF World Ranger Congress in Scotland, delegates decided that July 31 of each year, beginning in 2007, would be a day dedicated to world rangers.
The English word “ranger” reflects the guardians of the Royal Forests in 14th century England, protecting the King’s lands from poachers. Today, rangers in park areas throughout the world continue this role on public lands. Rangers are the key force protecting park resources from impairment. They do this through law enforcement, environmental education, community relations, fighting fires, conducting search and rescues, and in other ways caring for protected areas and their visitors.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s information office at (970) 586-1206.
Did You Know?
The area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park has been occupied by human beings for 10,000 years. Archeologists have found more than 300 prehistoric sites at elevations ranging from 8,000 to 13,000 feet above sea level. More...