A Colorado man who turned back rather than continue toward the roof of Rocky Mountain National Park with two friends has been found dead in the park.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Delicate trilliums, glorious columbines, and flamboyant redbuds are some of the harbingers of spring found across the National Park System. This is a favorite season for birds, bees, and photographers. Wildlife is more easily seen in the spring in many parks, too, making the coming three months idyllic for exploring the parks.
Warming in the 21st century reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet, about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, according to new research.
A 12.5-acre privately owned tract of land in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado was poised to go on sale, a move that could have led to a bigger developed footprint in the park, when the Rocky Mountain Conservancy stepped in to purchase it with help from the Wilderness Land Trust and the National Park Trust.
They are places of wonderment. They spark our curiosity, help us relax, and can keep us in shape. They offer thousands of miles of hiking trails, majestic vistas, deep woods, rushing streams, and quite literally an open-air zoo of wildlife that relies on these landscapes to thrive and, in some cases, merely survive.
It was just for a day, but the late- September snowstorm that closed Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park sent a clear message: winter can come quickly, hard, and heavy in the park, turning it into a winter wonderland with endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.
Winter finally caught up with Rocky Mountain National Park, where officials on Friday announced that Trail Ridge Road had been closed for the season to through travel.
A Colorado man has died in a fall of roughly 100-150 feet on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Rocky Mountain National Park elk are not shy about posing for you. Indeed, they are the ubiquitous ambassadors for the park, and appear seemingly everywhere, at any time.
In the years to come, the air over Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is expected to be cleaner thanks to a negotiated settlement that will reduce emissions from power plants in the western half of the state.