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Rocky Mountain National Park News

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  • Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Inside the Park Boundary Near Lily Lake

    June 6, 2022 | 9:40 am

    The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool for managing wildfire near structures and communities.

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  • Deceased Male Located In Avalanche Debris Other Two Individuals Rescued

    May 29, 2022 | 9:43 pm

    At approximately 5:15 p.m. tonight a deceased male was located using a RECCO device and probing in avalanche debris.

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  • Incident On Dreamweaver Couloir On Mount Meeker In Rocky Mountain National Park

    May 29, 2022 | 4:56 pm

    At approximately 9 a.m. this morning a rock fall and avalanche were reported near the Dreamweaver Couloir on Mt. Meeker. The rock fall and avalanche were witnessed by climbers in the area.

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  • Trail Ridge Road Opens For The Season Timed Entry Permit Reservations Required For Trail Ridge Road 9 am to 3 pm

    May 27, 2022 | 12:11 pm

    This afternoon, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened for the season. Due to melting snow on the road and the potential for freezing temperatures visitors should be prepared for icy conditions. At this time, night-time closures will not be implemented. However, because weather conditions may change rapidly, and winter weather is forecast for higher elevations this holiday weekend, including freezing temperatures and some snow accumulation, park visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly and are encouraged to call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded status phone line at (970) 586-1222. 

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  • Fatality At Adams Falls In Rocky Mountain National Park

    May 20, 2022 | 2:05 pm

    Yesterday afternoon a 21-year-old female from Virginia, Illinois, died after falling into Adams Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Hiker Shuttle Will Operate May 27 Through October 10

    April 29, 2022 | 11:13 am

    Rocky Mountain National Park will be operating the Hiker Shuttle from May 27 through October 10, from the Estes Park Visitor Center to the Park & Ride Transit Hub located on Bear Lake Road. As part of the park’s overall pilot timed entry system, two things will be needed to ride the Hiker Shuttle: reservation tickets for all passengers plus a valid park entrance pass.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park Will Increase 1-Day Vehicle Pass Beginning May 27 - Camping Fees Will Increase October 12

    April 27, 2022 | 9:35 am

    Beginning, May 27, Rocky Mountain National Park will increase the one-day vehicle pass from $25 to $30.

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  • Information Provided to Locate Skull and Antler from Popular Elk Known as Kahuna

    April 14, 2022 | 4:35 pm

    On April 9, 2022, Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers were notified of an elk skull with only one attached antler matching the one missing from the carcass of the popular large bull elk, referred to as Kahuna.

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  • Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates National Park Week and Earth Day with Fun Activities for All Ages

    April 12, 2022 | 9:25 am

    Come celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day at Rocky Mountain National Park.

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  • Skull and Antler Illegally Removed from Popular Elk Known as Kahuna

    April 8, 2022 | 10:18 am

    Park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park are investigating the illegal removal of Kahuna’s skull and antler from his carcass, likely sometime between March 20 and March 22.

    Read more at nps.gov