Rocky Mountain National Park News
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Sheep Mountain Closure Added, Other Closures Removed or Continued for the Protection of Nesting Raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park
June 9, 2023 | 3:19 pm
Each year, to protect breeding and nesting sites used by raptors (also known as birds of prey), Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the park. These raptors include multiple species of hawks, owls, golden eagles, and peregrine falcons.
Trail Ridge Road Will Open For The Season Friday, May 26
May 25, 2023 | 9:01 am
Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will open Friday, May 26, at 6 a.m. for the season.
Incident On Taylor Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park
May 23, 2023 | 9:07 pm
On Sunday afternoon, May 21, park rangers were notified via a satellite communication device that a 37-year-old male climber from Fort Collins, Colorado, had been injured in an approximate 30-foot roped fall in a mixed route on Taylor Peak.
Sprague Lake Trail and Parking Area in Rocky Mountain National Park will be Temporarily Closed on Thursday, May 18 for the Staging of Trail Maintenance Materials
May 9, 2023 | 10:43 am
The Sprague Lake Trail, Picnic and Parking Area will be closed to all users on Thursday, May 18. This closure will be in place for the safe staging of building materials and equipment that will be used to replace and repair a 210-foot-long section of the Sprague Lake Boardwalk.
Missing Man Last Seen In Wild Basin Area of Rocky Mountain National Park
May 5, 2023 | 9:39 am
On Monday, May 1, Park Rangers were notified of a missing man in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. Kevin Sypher was last seen on Sunday afternoon, April 30, in the Sandbeach Lake parking area near the Wild Basin Entrance Station.
Rocky Mountain National Park to Move to Cashless Fee Collection Starting June 1
May 2, 2023 | 4:18 pm
Beginning on June 1, Rocky Mountain National Park will transition to a fully cashless fee system and only accept mobile or electronic payments for entrance and permit fees.
Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Summer Seasonal Hiker Shuttle Operations Begin May 26
April 25, 2023 | 2:39 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park will operate the Hiker Shuttle during the 2023 summer season beginning on Friday, May 26. 7-day service will operate May 26 through September 4. Beginning on September 9, Saturday and Sunday only service will continue through October 22.
Rocky Mountain National Park Celebrates National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day with Fun Activities for All Ages
April 18, 2023 | 12:35 pm
Celebrate National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day at Rocky Mountain National Park. What is National Park Week? This is a week-long celebration of our national parks that begins on Saturday, April 22 and continues through Sunday, April 30.
Release of Prospectus for Guided Horseback Rides at Rocky Mountain National Park
March 23, 2023 | 12:04 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park staff has announced the Prospectus Release for a business opportunity to provide seasonal guided horseback rides within the park.
Rocky Mountain National Park seeks public input on environmental assessment for proposal to construct staff housing
February 17, 2023 | 9:22 am
Rocky Mountain National Park will hold a public comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposal to construct new employee housing in the park. The housing would replace structures destroyed in the East Troublesome Fire of 2020.