Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

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Road work to delay traffic in RMNP

July 27, 2009, 8:04 am
If you're heading up to Rocky Mountain National Park this week, be prepared for some significant delays on park roads.Today, the park will begin a chip-seal roadway resurfacing project on a five-mile stretch of Bear Lake Road between Trail Ridge Road the Bear Lake Road Park-and-Ride. The project will ...

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Visit Rocky Mountain National Park`s most popular glacier

July 15, 2009, 7:43 am
This beautiful glacier is one of the largest in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), and is the easiest to climb. It also serves as the headwaters to Andrews Creek. Andrews Glacier averages a modest 20 degrees, and in good snow conditions this is an easy climb or line of ...

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Wolverine possibly spotted in Rocky Mountain National Park

June 30, 2009, 7:17 am
At first, Ray Rafiti thought a black bear spooked the elk he was photographing at Rocky Mountain National Park above treeline near Trail Ridge Road last Friday.Too agile to be a black bear, he said, the animal looked more like the wolverine that wandered into Colorado from Wyoming in ...

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New buses to roll in Estes Park

June 26, 2009, 7:27 am
New shuttle buses will go to into service Saturday in Estes Park to transport people around the community.Route maps are available throughout town at lodging properties and at retail stores on Elkhorn Avenue and the Estes Park Visitors Center.A hiker shuttle also will be available to transport people from ...

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Park and Ride, but Where?

May 15, 2009, 1:35 pm
Hannah Marketing Group completed its Branding and Marketing Assessment of Estes Park for the Local Marketing District (LMD) recently, and it is well worth a read. The LMD now has a good road map for future action. Recommendations include researching in detail why people come to and stay in ...

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Bear Proof Food Containers Required for Campers in Rocky Mountain National Park

May 13, 2009, 11:43 am
Bear problems aren't unique to Anchorage, Alaska - Colorado has its fair share of bruin blues due to poor trash containment.Rocky Mountain National Park is now mandating the use of bear-proof food containers by people camping overnight in the park.RMNP's bear population is dwindling at an alarming rate. Protecting the bears from becoming ...

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Rescue Under Way for Loveland Man at National Park

May 13, 2009, 11:39 am
Crews are working to rescue a 57-year-old man who fell while mountaineering in Rocky Mountain National Park and spent 24 hours lying at the base of Ptarmigan Glacier.Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the Loveland man took a "tumbling fall" from an unknown distance at 11 a.m. Monday, about 5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead.Two ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Beetle Mitigation Work Continues

May 12, 2009, 7:29 am
Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees.  The park has already started applying an insecticide to up to 5,000 high value trees to protect them from bark beetles.According to a news released from park officials, treatment will occur in the ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Mandates Bear-proof Backcountry Food Containers

May 1, 2009, 10:04 am
With only about 20 to 25 bears left in Rocky Mountain National Park — considered one of the lowest densities of black bears in the country — the Park is taking steps to save them by changing human behavior.  Starting May 1, overnight campers will be required to store food ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Goes Wilderness

April 8, 2009, 7:52 am
When I climbed Longs Peak in 2007(click to read about it), I was amazed to see such a large group as 20 youths riding horses to the famous view of Chasm Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park.I was also surprised to see perhaps 400 peak baggers heading for the summit ...

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Obama Signs Public-Lands Bill Protecting Rocky Mountain National Park

March 31, 2009, 1:43 pm
President Barack Obama signed a sweeping public-lands bill into law Monday, setting aside more than 2 million acres as part of the largest expansion of wilderness preservation in 15 years"This legislation guarantees that we will not take our forests, rivers, oceans, national parks, monuments, and wilderness areas for granted; ...

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Obama signs bill making Rocky Mountain National Park a wilderness area

March 31, 2009, 7:23 am
President Barack Obama signed a sweeping public lands bill into law Monday that designates almost all of Rocky Mountain National Park as a wilderness area, 35 years after the Nixon administration first proposed doing so.In a signing ceremony in the ornate East Room of the White House, Obama singled ...

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The Bighorn Brigade is Recruiting Volunteers

March 27, 2009, 9:28 am
Beginning in mid May, a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Bighorn Brigade will be back on duty. This volunteer group helps staff the Sheep Lakes Information Station in Horseshoe Park, one of the premier wildlife viewing areas in Rocky Mountain National Park. Volunteers furnish information to park ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Act passes House — Headed to President

March 27, 2009, 8:40 am
An omnibus lands bill carrying Rocky Mountain National Park wilderness legislation passed the U.S. House on Thursday, and is headed to the President. In the Act that contains more than 150 public lands measures, four of which concern lands in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park portion of the bill ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Act passes House — Headed to President

March 27, 2009, 8:03 am
An omnibus lands bill carrying Rocky Mountain National Park wilderness legislation passed the U.S. House on Thursday, and is headed to the President. In the Act that contains more than 150 public lands measures, four of which concern lands in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park portion of the bill ...

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