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December 10, 2017
Small Fire Near Bierstadt Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
Yesterday, Saturday, December 9, rangers and firefighters from Rocky Mountain National Park responded to a fire near Bierstadt Lake.

November 08, 2017
Firewood Collection Permits Available By Lottery For 2018 Season
Permits are available by lottery to collect previously cut wood generated from hazard tree removals and wildland fuels reduction within Rocky Mountain National Park. Permits are limited to up to two cords to be collected on three consecutive days by a scheduled appointment.

November 03, 2017
Climber Injured This Past Sunday On Martha’s Couloir Route On Mount Lady Washington
On Sunday, October 29, at approximately 11 a.m. Megan Kies, 31, from Lafayette, Colorado, was climbing the Martha's Couloir route on Mount Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park, when she was struck by a rock that was dislodged above her.

October 27, 2017
Trail Ridge Road Closes To Through Travel For The 2017-2018 Season
Today, Friday, October 27, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.

October 26, 2017
Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations
Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash generated from several fuels reduction projects and hazard tree removals.

October 17, 2017
Available For Public Review: Crater Trail Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) has released for public review and comment an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Crater Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

October 11, 2017
Hazard Tree Mitigation Work In Rocky Mountain National Park Expect Delays Along Section Of Trail Ridge Road
Beginning on Monday, October 16, resource management staff will be removing hazard fuels along Trail Ridge Road from Many Parks Curve to Rainbow Curve as part of ongoing fuels mitigation work.

October 11, 2017
Work Begins On Alluvial Fan Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park
Construction is beginning on a new accessible pedestrian trail in the Alluvial Fan area between the existing east and west parking lots with a new bridge across the Roaring River. The construction is expected to last through next fall.

October 05, 2017
Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Closed For The Season
Old Fall River Road closed for the season to vehicles on October 2. The road will be open to bicycles and leashed pets through November 30. On December 1, the road will revert to trail status.

October 01, 2017
Fatality In Lumpy Ridge Area Of Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, recovery efforts took place for a man who fell approximately 50 feet yesterday afternoon September 30, while technical climbing on the Batman and Robin route on Batman Pinnacle in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 15, 2017
Sprague Lake Dam Repair In Rocky Mountain National Park Section Of Trail Around Lake Will Be Closed
Repair to the Sprague Lake Dam in Rocky Mountain National Park will begin next week. Sections of the Dam were damaged when large trees were uprooted during a major wind storm in 2011.

September 08, 2017
Reminder For Closure Areas During Elk Rut Season In Rocky Mountain National Park
Closures are in place through October 31, for travel on foot or horse off established roadways or designated trails from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. 

September 06, 2017
Upcoming September Saturday Evening Programs At Rocky Mountain National Park
September is a great time to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park and experience the fall season.

August 30, 2017
Numerous Incidents Over The Last Five Days At Rocky Mountain National Park
On Friday morning, August 25, park rangers were notified by a ranger on a backcountry patrol that a 54 year old male hiker (hometown unknown) had suffered a leg injury above Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

August 23, 2017
Fatality Above Chasm Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, August 23, park rangers were notified via cell phone that a 73 year old male had taken a tumbling fall while descending Mount Lady Washington in Rocky Mountain National Park above Chasm Lake.

August 23, 2017
Deceased Woman Found Near North Inlet Trailhead In Rocky Mountain National Park
Yesterday morning, August 22, park rangers located a vehicle at the North Inlet Trailhead parking area that was connected to an advisory regarding a welfare check.

August 23, 2017
Man Rescued From Petit Grepon In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Sunday afternoon, August 20, at 2:45 p.m. park rangers received an emergency call from climbers on the Petit Grepon in Rocky Mountain National Park.

August 14, 2017
Acoustic Guitar Performance By David Boye Thursday, August 17
On Thursday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m. join composer, musician, song writer and educator David Boye for a magical evening of instrumental acoustic guitar music capturing the beautiful vistas and wide open spaces of America’s great outdoors into an evocative and uplifting musical experience.

August 12, 2017
Search In Longs Peak Area Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, park rangers received a report of an overdue party on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 22, 2017
World Ranger Day Celebrated At Rocky Mountain National Park Monday, July 31
The staff of Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to celebrate World Ranger Day with them as they recognize world conservation areas, and the professional staff, the rangers, that form the Thin Green Line around these most valuable resources. 

July 22, 2017
Pavement Preservation Project Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park Some Highly Visited Areas Will Be Closed Including Alpine Visitor Center And Old Fall River Road
A major pavement preservation project continues in Rocky Mountain National Park. The work is taking place in a variety of highly visited locations in the park and includes some closures and delays.

July 17, 2017
Public Input Requested On Potential Improvements To The Fall River Entrance
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for improving the Fall River Entrance Station, one of two major entrance stations on the east side of the park.

June 30, 2017
Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Opens Friday Afternoon, June 30 Road Will Temporarily Close In August For Pavement Preservation Project
Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is opening this afternoon, Friday, June 30, for the season.

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.

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