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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.

August 10, 2017
Pavement Preservation Project Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park Adjusted Schedule Due To Weather Delays
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.

August 06, 2017
Man Rescued From Pagoda Mountain In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Saturday morning, August 5, two hikers came upon a seriously injured man on Pagoda Mountain 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.

July 06, 2017
Swift Water Rescue In St. Vrain River At Rocky Mountain National Park
Yesterday morning, a 40-year-old woman from Tennessee fell into the St. Vrain River approximately one mile from the Wild Basin trailhead. 

July 04, 2017
Special Evening Programs Climbing Longs Peak
Join Rocky Mountain National Park’s Climbing Rangers to learn more about climbing Colorado’s Favorite 14er, Longs Peak. This program will be held on Friday, July 7, and presented again on Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

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.

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 go.nps.gov/rockyfees 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.

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