Rocky Mountain National Park News
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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces a Pilot Reservation System Using Timed Entry in 2024
November 9, 2023 | 1:49 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) will implement a pilot reservation system using timed entry in 2024, beginning May 24.
Rocky Mountain National Park Seeks Public Input on an Environmental Assessment for Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access
October 30, 2023 | 12:11 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the park’s long-range day use visitor access plan. This plan is needed to provide day use visitor access in a way that protects resources while creating opportunities for high-quality visitor experiences.
Sprague Lake Boardwalk Replacement Project is Complete Inside Rocky Mountain National Park
October 25, 2023 | 11:46 am
The Sprague Lake Boardwalk Replacement Project is now complete inside Rocky Mountain National Park.
Trail Ridge Road is Closed to Through Travel for the 2023 Season
October 18, 2023 | 10:46 am
Today, Wednesday, October 18, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) officially closed for the season to through travel.
Broad Scale Search Efforts For Chad Pallansch Suspended
October 10, 2023 | 12:59 pm
Search efforts continued through the weekend for Chad Pallansch in Rocky Mountain National Park. Search teams included ground searchers, dog teams and a State of Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) drone team. A DFPC helicopter assisted efforts by inserting ground teams and searchers were onboard the aircraft conducting aerial reconnaissance. Recent efforts were focused on areas around Black Lake, Lake Powell, Stone Man Pass, Chiefs Head Peak, McHenry’s Peak, Mount Alice, and surrounding ridgeline areas. Search efforts have not provided further clues at this point.
Search Efforts Continue on Day 10 for Missing Man Inside Rocky Mountain National Park
October 7, 2023 | 4:20 pm
Search efforts continue for Chad Pallansch in Rocky Mountain National Park. Yesterday afternoon, when cloud cover lifted and weather for air operations improved, aerial reconnaissance via helicopter took place to take additional high-resolution photographs of high elevation ridgeline areas.
Search Efforts Ongoing In Rocky Mountain National Park
October 5, 2023 | 3:18 pm
While weather including snow, ice and wind at high elevations has hampered on the ground search efforts for Chad Pallansch; ongoing investigations as well as reviewing aerial reconnaissance photographs and preparing for a concentrated ground search effort is taking place.
Weather Hampers Ground and Air Search Operations but Efforts Continue
October 3, 2023 | 5:51 pm
Today, snow, ice and strong winds at high elevations have impacted ground and air search efforts for Chad Pallansch who has been overdue since September 28. Today’s search efforts are focused on RMNP Search and Rescue team members reviewing photographs from yesterday’s air reconnaissance operations, continuing ongoing investigations and planning for additional ground and aerial search operations.
Search Operations Continue on Day 5 for Missing Man Inside Rocky Mountain National Park
October 2, 2023 | 5:52 pm
Search efforts continue for Chad Pallansch in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are 51 individuals involved in today’s efforts, including 38 search team members in the field. Two dog teams also assisted with the search efforts. Efforts are focused on areas around Black Lake, Stone Man Pass, Chiefs Head Peak, west ridge of Pagoda, Andrews Glacier, Upper Chaos Canyon, and Tyndall Glacier.
Search Continues Inside Rocky Mountain National Park for Missing Man
October 1, 2023 | 2:01 pm
Search efforts continue for Chad Pallansch in Rocky Mountain National Park. There are 55 individuals involved in today’s efforts, including 38 search team members in the field.