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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.

December 20, 2016
Holiday Programs At Rocky Mountain National Park
The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, fun activities with park rangers are also offered.

December 06, 2016
Purchase An Annual Park Pass Before It Increases Great Holiday Gift That Gives In Many Ways
The annual park pass will increase from $50 to $60 on January 1, 2017. An annual park pass is a great gift for that person who enjoys visiting the park or would like to visit more often.

December 06, 2016
Rocky Mountain National Park Announces 2017 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.

December 05, 2016
Job Information Session
Rocky Mountain National Park will be hosting a Job Information Session on Tuesday, December 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

November 18, 2016
Trail Ridge Road Closes On November 18 To Through Travel For The Season
Today, Friday, November 18, 2016, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.

October 26, 2016
Public Input Requested On Alternatives For Exotic Plant Management In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is considering alternatives for the management of invasive exotic plants in the park. Invasive exotic plants are capable of spreading rapidly, outcompeting native plants, and drastically altering ecosystem conditions and processes, even in pristine wilderness areas.

October 04, 2016
Rescue Operations Underway On Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park
Three men from the Glen Haven and Estes Park areas, Alan Smith (42), Elijah Holmes and Austin Holmes both in their early 20s (not related) spent an unexpected night on Kieners Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

October 02, 2016
Fatality On The Narrows Section On Longs Peak
A 61 year old man from Greeley, Colorado died yesterday, Saturday, October 1, on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park

September 28, 2016
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park Through The Winter
The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool used in preparation for managing wildfire near structures and communities.

August 31, 2016
Honoring 100 Years of the National Park Service-Textile Style
Rocky Mountain National Park will be displaying 13 art quilts, created to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service, during September, 2016 at the Fall River Visitor Center.

August 30, 2016
Public Input Requested On Alternatives For Management Of The Crater Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for management of the Crater Trail, which originates near Milner Pass and extends to above tree line east of the Continental Divide.

August 30, 2016
The Hidden Art Treasures of the National Park Service
On Tuesday, September 6, join Rocky Mountain National Park for a special program at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to welcome Doug Leen, also known as Ranger Doug “Ranger of the Lost Art.”

August 29, 2016
Special Evening Programs For The Labor Day Weekend Highlight Longs Peak
Friday, September 2: Longs Peak: Experience the Keyhole Route Saturday, September 3: Perspectives of Longs Peak

August 26, 2016
Vehicle Break Ins At Rocky Mountain National Park
On Sunday, August 21, between 11 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. two vehicles were broken into at the east Alluvial Fan parking lot in Rocky Mountain National Park.

August 17, 2016
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographer Danielle Austen
Photographer Danielle Austen of Hillsborough, New Jersey has been an Artist-in-Residence at Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, and Everglades National Parks.

August 16, 2016
Rescue Operation For Injured Man Near Lake Haiyaha
Yesterday afternoon, park staff were notified that a 45 year old man suffered a leg injury roughly 1,000 feet above Lake Haiyaha.

August 12, 2016
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Visual Artist Dawn Lee
Visual Artist Dawn Lee comes to Rocky Mountain National Park from Sayville, New York.

March 23, 2016
Public Review for 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.

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