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July 27, 2016
Please Help Your Friends Behave Better To Protect Rocky Mountain National Park
Most visitors know how to behave while enjoying their national parks. Some do not. Park staff continue to see a large increase in behaviors that do not protect the park or visitor experiences. Plan to visit Rocky Mountain National Park with friends who need some tips? Here are a few of ours!

July 22, 2016
Items Stolen From Hidden Valley Facility In Rocky Mountain National Park
Late last night or early this morning, unknown suspect(s) broke two windows in a facility at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 13, 2016
Illegal Campfires Increase In Rocky Mountain National Park
In the past three days, park rangers and fire crews at Rocky Mountain National Park have responded to three separate fire incidents. This morning, two people had an illegal campfire along Old Fall River Road.

July 11, 2016
Small Fire Near Twin Sisters Trailhead In Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, Monday, July 11, Rocky Mountain National Park visitors notified officials that they saw smoke and flames near the Twin Sisters Trailhead.

July 07, 2016
Safety Checkpoint July 9 In Rocky Mountain National Park
To help ensure a safe and enjoyable stay for park visitors, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers will be increasing Law Enforcement Patrols and conducting a Safety Checkpoint on Saturday, July 9, on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 27, 2016
Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Expected To Open Wednesday, June 29
Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is expected to open this Wednesday, June 29, for the season.

June 22, 2016
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Youth Artist Leah Kegerreis
Visual Artist Leah Kegerreis from Plano, Texas, was Rocky’s first child Artist-in-Residence back in 2011 when she was just eight years old.

June 22, 2016
Discover The Wonders Of Rocky With The Whole Family
Discovery Days, through August 10: Drop in Tuesdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30

June 21, 2016
Play In The Dirt At The Upcoming Community Weed Pull Event July 2
On Saturday, July 2, join Rocky Mountain National Park staff and Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) from 8 a.m. to noon to help pull exotic plants and learn more about noxious weeds.

June 15, 2016
When Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park Plan Ahead For A More Enjoyable Visit
In 2015, Rocky Mountain National Park was the third most visited national park with over 4.1 million visitors.

June 15, 2016
Artists Selected For 2016 Program At Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrate The Centennial Of The National Park Service
Rocky’s Artist-in-Residence Program will celebrate the National Park Service centennial this year, by hosting three professional artists and three youth artists.

June 07, 2016
Spread Your Wings For Bird Conservation At Rocky Mountain National Park On International Migratory Bird Day
“Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation” is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day. On Saturday, June 11, celebrate birds during two special events.

June 06, 2016
Darla Sidles Named Superintendent Of Rocky Mountain National Park
Darla Sidles has been named superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, according to Sue E. Masica, Intermountain Region director for the National Park Service (NPS).

June 06, 2016
Ride The Rockies To Travel Through Rocky Mountain National Park On June 16
On Thursday, June 16, Ride The Rockies Bicycle Tour will be traveling over Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 04, 2016
Incident On Longs Peak Resolved
At approximately 3:10 p.m. today, Friday, June 3, members of the military group were flown from the summit of Longs Peak.

June 03, 2016
Incident On Kiener’s Route On Longs Peak
Late last night, Rocky Mountain National Park staff were notified that a group of ten people were requesting assistance on Kiener’s Route on Longs Peak.

May 28, 2016
Trail Ridge Road Opens For The 2016 Season Night Closures In Place
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will open at 11 am today, Saturday, May 28. Due to melting snow on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00 p.m. until conditions change.

May 26, 2016
Lily Lake Trail Project Taking Place
The south section of the Lily Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park is being repaired.

May 23, 2016
Memorial Day Weekend Special Evening Programs Saturday, May 28 Sunday, May 29
Rocky Mountain National Park staff invite you to two special programs this Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

May 16, 2016
Special Evening Programs Friday, May 20 Saturday, May 21
Two upcoming programs at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Friday, May 20, 7 p.m. – Celebrate Endangered Species Success Stories Saturday, May 21, 7 p.m. – Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant, First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service

April 25, 2016
Major Water Line System Improvements Begin At Rocky Mountain National Park
Beginning on Tuesday, April 26, visitors may experience minor delays on Bear Lake Road between the Bear Lake Road/Trail Ridge Road junction and Moraine Park Discovery Center due to a water line improvement project.

April 13, 2016
Junior Ranger Day Kicks Off A Week’s Worth Of Activities For National Park Week At Rocky Mountain National Park
Come celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and National Park Week at Rocky Mountain National Park.

April 13, 2016
Commercial Services - Prospectus Issued for Trail Ridge Store
The National Park Service issued a prospectus for the merchandise and food service operations at Trail Ridge Store on April 11, 2016.

April 11, 2016
Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue In 2016
Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees.

March 23, 2016
Available for Public Review: Reroutes and Repairs to Flood Damaged Trails Environmental Assessment
Rocky Mountain National Park staff have released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review for reroutes and repairs to five trails that were heavily damaged or lost during the September 2013 flood. The purpose of the environmental assessment is to address damaged portions of the trails, while protecting natural and cultural resources and preserving wilderness character.

March 01, 2016
Saturday March 12 Program Highlights Science in Rocky Mountain National Park
On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was established to protect America’s national heritage sites. To celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, Rocky Mountain National Park will be offering a series of truly unique Saturday evening programs held at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

March 01, 2016
Seeking Volunteers At Rocky Mountain National Park
To learn more about the volunteer program and to get involved as a volunteer in the park, join park staff for an informative session hosted by the park’s Volunteer Coordinator in the Estes Valley Library's Hondius Room on March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

February 29, 2016
Temporary Closures For 2016 To Protect Nesting Raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park
Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park.

February 28, 2016
Fatality Yesterday On Deer Mountain Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park
Yesterday afternoon, Saturday, February 27, park rangers were notified at 2:07 p.m. that a woman was unconscious, pulseless, and not breathing on the Deer Mountain Trail just below the summit, roughly 3.5 miles from the trailhead.

February 08, 2016
Saturday February 13 Program Highlights The National Park Service Mission - Balancing Preservation And Enjoyment
On August 25, 1916, the National Park Service was established to protect America’s national heritage sites.

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