Rocky Mountain National Park

Crews Working To Contain Big Meadows Fire At Rocky Mountain National Park

A wildfire in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park has shown little growth in the past two days, giving firefighters a chance to make progress in containing the blaze.

Updated: Big Meadows Fire Ballooning In Size At Rocky Mountain National Park

A wildfire sparked by lightning in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park was burning across 400 or so acres Wednesday, while fire bosses developed a strategy to contain the blaze on the western side of the Continental Divide and away from Trail Ridge Road.

Trail Ridge Road At Rocky Mountain National Park Opens For Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is finally staging an arrival at Rocky Mountain National Park, at least at the lower elevations, but park crews have had to hustle to complete the seasonal opening of Trail Ridge Road in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Next Time You’re Looking For Lodging During Your National Park Vacation, Consider A Dude Ranch

How many times have you started planning your national park vacation, only to suddenly and regretfully realize that you started too late and all the lodgings inside the park are booked for the dates you wanted to travel? Well, perhaps you should consider staying at a dude ranch near one of the national parks on your itinerary.

Rocky Mountain National Park Receives Heavy Snowfall, Facilities Close

May Day greeted Rocky Mountain National Park with more than a foot of fresh snow, a good spring storm that will boost the park's snowpack heading into summer.

Updated: Lingering Winter Brings Welcome Snow But Increased Avalanche Danger To Rocky Mountain National Park

Winter just keeps on hanging around in parts of the country, and it's not finished yet. An early spring storm at Rocky Mountain National Park has brought some welcome moisture to the park—and the snow is still falling today.

American Rivers: Colorado River Tops List Of 10 Most Endangered Rivers In United States

Despite taking in what the Green, Yampa, and other tributaries large and small contribute, the Colorado River is in a death spiral, over-allocated and a victim of growing climate change, left in a state of constant thirst that has made the river the most-endangered in the country, according to American Rivers.

Late Spring Snow Helps Snowpack At Rocky Mountain National Park – But Concerns Remain

Winter just keeps on hanging around in parts of the country, and today's snowfall at Rocky Mountain National Park brought some welcome moisture to the park. Even with the late precipitation, there's concern throughout the region for the lower than normal snowpack.

Bark Beetle Battles Continue This Spring At Rocky Mountain National Park

The battle between man and bug continues at Rocky Mountain National Park, where crews will be busy this spring trying to blunt the onslaught of bark beetles in the park's forests.

Final Season Of Bear Lake Road Construction In Rocky Mountain National Park

You can expect one more summer of road construction in the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park, but this should be the end of the project that began back in 2003

Updated: Climber Dies in Avalanche At Rocky Mountain National Park

The body of a Colorado man killed by an avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park was found Tuesday afternoon, but its retrieval would have to wait another day, park officials said.

Monitoring The Signals Of Climate Change In Rocky Mountain National Parks

Signals of climate change seem to be more and more frequent in some parts of the country. In the Rocky Mountains, snowfall patterns are changing, temperatures are warming, bird behavior is alternating.

Private Donors Add Important Acreage To Rocky Mountain National Park

In today's world of scarce federal dollars, it takes a village of sorts to grow a national park. Rocky Mountain National Park took another step toward maturity recently, thanks to a fund-raising effort spearheaded by the Rocky Mountain Nature Association.

Traveler's Gear Box: Tubbs Wilderness Snowshoes

It must be tough to be a snowshoe manufacturer. Since most recreational shoes moved away from wooden frames to aluminum ones, their lifespan went up incredibly. But that doesn't mean it might not be time for you to upgrade to one of the latest models.

Windows On Nature: The Ten Best National Park Webcam Sites In America

Webcams provide us with windows on the world. They allow armchair travelers to follow activity outside a Dublin pub, monitor traffic on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, and check on what’s happening at the International Space Station. Webcams also provide windows on nature, some of the best of which comes by way of cameras stationed in our national parks.

Rocky Mountain National Park Officials Pursuing Multi-Use Trail For Hikers, Bikers

Rocky Mountain National Park officials are considering the creation of a 15.5-mile-long trail for use by hikers and cyclists that would run from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, passing a number of campgrounds along the way.

Poll Shows Westerners Want Protections For Public Lands, Frown on Fossil Fuels, Nuclear

A poll of Western attitudes on the environment shows some disagreement with politicians over public lands stewardship and energy generation.

Body Found In Rocky Mountain National Park Thought To Be That Of Missing Texan

A body found propped up against a tree in Rocky Mountain National Park by two snowshoers is thought to be that of a Texas man missing since late last week.

Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers Scaling Back Search For Missing Texan

With little to go on in their hunt for a missing Texas man, rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park are beginning to scale back their search efforts.

Updated: Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers Continue Search For Missing Texan

Nearly three-dozen searchers, aided by two overflights, failed Saturday to find any clues of a Texas man thought to be missing in the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Search Under Way Friday For Missing Man In Rocky Mountain National Park

Nightfall Friday was expected to chase searchers out of the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park where they were looking for a Texas man who failed to appear at a conference as planned.

Rocky Mountain National Park Unveils Centennial Logo

Rocky Mountain National Park's centennial will be observed in 2015, and the park is gearing up for the big event. A contest for a logo for the celebration has been concluded, and the winning design has been revealed.

Rocky Mountain National Park Looking For VIPs

Do you enjoy national parks, consider yourself a good communicator, and live near Rocky Mountain National Park? If so, the park could use you, as it has a number of openings in its summer volunteer program.

World's Largest Natural Sound Library Now Available On-line ... And It's Free

Parks are great spots to enjoy observing wildlife, but one of the challenges for many visitors is the question: "What bird (or animal) is that?" Now there's a source of help in wildlife identification for both experts and amateurs: The "world’s largest natural sound archive" has gone digital, and it's available on-line ... and free of charge.

Rocky Mountain National Park's Decision Not To Use Wolves To Reduce Elk Upheld By Appellate Court

Rocky Mountain National Park managers acted properly within the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Park Service Organic Act when they decided not to use wolves to reduce the elk population in their park, an appellate court has ruled.
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Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers Ready To Take You Snowshoeing In The Park

Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park by snowshoe is a wondrous experience, and park rangers are ready to lead you into this park this winter.

Trails We Hiked in 2012 That We Think You'll Like

Few national park visits are complete without a hike of some distance and duration. We made the following hikes in the parks the past year, and think you'll find them interesting possibilities for 2013.

Special Year-End Programs Scheduled At Rocky Mountain National Park

Some fun programs, for young and old, are scheduled for the last week of the year at Rocky Mountain National Parks. Kids can gain outdoor lore from rangers, or join their families on a snowshoe hike.

Despite Snowfall, Fern Lake Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park Expected To Continue To Smolder

A half-foot of snow and colder temperatures have knocked down the Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park, though it is expected to continue to smolder for some time yet, according to fire officials.

Cost To Fight Fern Lake Fire At Rocky Mountain National Park Surpasses $3 Million

The Fern Lake Fire, which has gone through varying stages of smoldering and flaring up since it was first spotted back in October, has cost the National Park Service more than $3 million to combat and the bill continues to rise.
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