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June 25, 2017
Multiple Incidents Including Highline Rescue Today In Rocky Mountain National Park
Yesterday, Saturday, June 24, was a busy day for Rocky Mountain National Park’s Search and Rescue Team members. One of the incidents was resolved this morning, when an 18-year-old male was rescued via a highline operation across the Roaring River above the Alluvial Fan.

June 20, 2017
Reported Leak On Grand Ditch In Rocky Mountain National Park
Late Saturday night, June 17, the Water Supply and Storage Company, who operates the Grand Ditch, notified Rocky Mountain National Park staff of a leak at an old culvert at the intersection of Lady Creek with the Grand Ditch.

June 14, 2017
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Ongoing
The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool used in preparation for managing wildfire near structures and communities.

June 13, 2017
Pavement Preservation Project In Numerous Locations Throughout The Summer In Rocky Mountain National Park Alpine Visitor Center Parking Lot And Old Fall River Road Will Be Closed In Early August
Today, Monday, June 12, a major pavement preservation project will begin in Rocky Mountain National Park. Alpine Visitor Center and Old Fall River Road closed August 1, 2, 3 and again on August 17.

June 07, 2017
Helping Birds Along The Way At Rocky Mountain National Park International Migratory Bird Day Two Special Events June 10
Helping Birds Along the Way is the theme for this year’s International Migratory Bird Day. On Saturday, June 10, park staff will offer two great events.

June 06, 2017
Save Time At Rocky Mountain National Park Entrance Stations Purchase Park Pass Ahead Of Visit
Rocky Mountain National Park visitors can now purchase a one day entrance pass or weekly entrance pass online. Visit and follow the prompts.

June 06, 2017
Plan Ahead For A More Enjoyable Visit To Rocky Mountain National Park
In 2016, Rocky Mountain National Park was the fourth most visited national park with over 4.5 million visitors. Popularity and high visitation during the summer and fall, particularly during 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. can mean full parking lots, congested roads, busy trails, and long lines and wait times at entrance stations.

May 31, 2017
Trail Ridge Road Opens For The Season
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is open for the season. Due to melting snow on the road visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store are anticipated to open later this week.

May 25, 2017
Trail Ridge Road Opening Delayed Will Not Open Over The Memorial Day Holiday
Due to last week’s major snowstorm and continuing winter conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed and will not open over the Memorial Day Holiday.

May 19, 2017
Roads Reopening On The East Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park Some Roads Remain Closed
Park snowplow operators have been working through the day to plow roads and numerous parking lots.

May 17, 2017
Trident Winds Woodwind Trio from the Navy Band Northwest To Perform At Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Saturday, May 27
Join us for a special Memorial Day Weekend evening program at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

May 16, 2017
12th Annual Endangered Species Day Special Program Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates Commitment To Wildlife Protection
Rocky Mountain National Park invites you to a special program at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 

May 10, 2017
Repairs to Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters Trails In Rocky Mountain National Park
The Director of the Intermountain Region, National Park Service (NPS), recently signed a decision document that will enable Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to conduct reroutes and repairs to the Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails that were damaged in the September 2013 flood.

May 06, 2017
Man Rescued From East Inlet Trail Area In Rocky Mountain National Park
At 8:30 p.m. Friday night, May 5, park rangers were contacted via cell phone about an incident on the East Inlet Trail on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park.

April 26, 2017
Recent Search And Rescue Incident Reminder Of Wintry Conditions At Rocky Mountain National Park
At 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, April 24, a man called for assistance near Bierstadt Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park via a very poor cell phone connection.

April 24, 2017
Moraine Park Campground Closing For Most Of May For Water System Repairs Aspenglen Campground To Open Early
Moraine Park Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed at noon on Tuesday, May 2, and will reopen by Thursday, May 25, for a major water line system improvement project. Aspenglen Campground, which normally opens in late May, will open early, beginning May 1, to provide camping opportunities on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.

April 11, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day At Rocky Mountain National Park
Every day is Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

March 19, 2017
Missing Man’s Body Discovered In Longs Peak Area
Early this morning, a search began for a 39-year-old man from Thornton, Colorado in the Longs Peak area.

March 15, 2017
Avalanche Beacon Training Park At Rocky Mountain National Park
A new avalanche beacon training park is located at Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

March 07, 2017
Special Evening Program Saturday, March 18 All The Songs That Nature Sings
On Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Rocky Mountain National Park will offer a special evening program event in collaboration with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.

March 07, 2017
Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2017 Season By Lottery From Rocky Mountain National Park
Permits are available by lottery to collect previously cut wood generated from hazard tree removals and wildland fuels reduction within Rocky Mountain National Park.

March 02, 2017
Temporary Closures In 2017 To Protect Nesting Raptors
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 10, 2017
Teams Assisting Injured Man In Twin Sisters Area
A 60-year-old male suffered a leg injury in a sliding fall on the Twin Sisters Trail earlier today.

February 08, 2017
Learn About Research And Science At Rocky Mountain National Park Biennial Research Conference Held March 1 - 2
Rocky Mountain National Park’s 2017 Biennial Research Conference “People and Stewardship: Using Research for Management” will be held on March 1-2 at the Estes Park Town Hall.

January 24, 2017
Another Year Of Record Visitation At Rocky Mountain National Park In 2016
Rocky Mountain National Park received its highest annual visitation in 2016. The park received a total of 4,526,335 visitors for 2016, which was an 8.68 percent increase over record visitation in 2015. All months in 2016 set visitation records except for December. This visitation represents a 32 percent increase since 2014, and a 40 percent increase since 2012.

January 21, 2017
Man Rescued Off Trail In Alberta Falls Area
A 58-year-old man from Grand Forks, North Dakota, spent an unplanned night in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park after he became lost yesterday while hiking.

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