Rocky Mountain National Park

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.

Weather Helping Firefighters In Rocky Mountain National Park

Weather, which has hampered firefighters battling a wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park, seemed to turn into an ally Monday as cooler temperatures and lighter winds settled over the fire.

Fern Lake Fire Flares Up, Leads To Evacuation Order For Parts Of Gateway Town To Rocky Mountain National Park

A stubborn wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park that has been smoldering and actively burning off and on since early October has flared up under gusting winds, forcing authorities to order the evacuation of outlying areas of Estes Park, Colorado.

Interns Helping National Park Service Study Climate Change At Lassen Volcanic National Park And In Rocky Mountain Forests

Food chains in alpine lakes in parks such as Lassen Volcanic National Park and changing fire regimes at Rocky Mountain parks such as Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain, are among the climate-change studies under way in the park system.

Winter Fun In Rocky Mountain National Park

Winter snows pile up deep in Rocky Mountain National Park, where the season is celebrated not only in front of a roaring fire, but also out on skis and snowshoes exploring the snowscape.

Trail Ridge Road Through Rocky Mountain National Park Closes For The Winter

If your guess for the date Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park would close for the winter was October 17, please step forward to claim your prize!

Rocky Mountain National Park Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence

Interested in spending two weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park working on your manuscript, score, painting, or poetry? Then apply for the park's 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program.

Old Fall River Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Soon Will Be Closing For Maintenance, Then Winter

Time is running out to explore Rocky Mountain National Park via the Old Fall River Road, which is scheduled to close for maintenance on October 10. Winter closure likely won't be too far behind once heavy snows arrive.

Trail To Alberta Falls, Lake Haiyaha In Rocky Mountain National Park Rehabilitated

After four years of sweat, dirt and exhaustion, a substantial effort to rehabilitate three miles of trail in and around the Alberta Falls and Lake Haiyaha area of Rocky Mountain National Park has been completed.

What Goes On At A National Park BioBlitz? Well, Counting Butterflies Is One Task

Clouded sulfur? Mormon fritillary? Hoary comma? I had never heard of such intriguing creatures before last month, but the Rocky Mountain BioBlitz put me in close proximity to all three. No fear factor or injuries sustained. Just a stroll in a sub-alpine meadow in an effort to inventory butterflies.

How Have National Parks And Public Lands Fared Under The Obama Administration?

With the Obama administration nearing the end of its first term, it has a track record for its stance on public lands in general and national parks specifically, and it's not as rosy as many conservationists had hoped for when the president came into office.

Reader Participation Day: Which Songs Do You Connect With National Parks?

Are there any pieces of music that remind you of a national park – or a park experience? Some compositions, such as Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, have clear connections to a park. Others, such as "Rocky Mountain High," might bring to mind a specific park - or a whole state with lots of great parks. How about you? Do you have any favorite songs that you associate with national parks?

Parks Beyond Borders: NPS and Costa Rican Parks Sign Agreement, Deadly Park Drive in Australia

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A round-up of global national park news.

BioBlitz At Rocky Mountain National Park Headlines Founder's Day For National Park Service

Searching for bugs, butterflies, and beetles, along with countless other species, at Rocky Mountain National Park will be one of the highlights of Founder's Day, August 25, when the National Park Service turns 96.

Mountain Bike Use Subject Of Environmental Assessment In Rocky Mountain National Park

An environmental assessment is being conducted at Rocky Mountain National Park to determine whether a short section of hiking and equestrian trail known as the East Shore Trail should be open to mountain bikes.

"BioBlitz" Coming To Rocky Mountain National Park In Late August

Rocky Mountain National Park boasts one of the most expansive areas of alpine terrain in the United States as well as beautiful forests and mountain meadows. To better understand, appreciate and protect this national treasure, the National Park Service and National Geographic Society are teaming up to host a 24-hour BioBlitz species count and a two-day Biodiversity Festival in late August.

Trails I've Hiked: Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Black Lake at ROMO
A hike to Black Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park shows off several lakes and waterfall, including Alberta Falls and Mills Lake. Hikers can choose how far they want to go and get a wonderful Rocky Mountain experience.

Small Fire at Rocky Mountain National Park Draws Plenty of Attention

In the aftermath of major fires near Fort Collins and Colorado Springs earlier this summer, smoke rising from a heavily wooded mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park last week wasn't a welcome sight. Park officials took no chances by promptly attacking the lightning-caused blaze.

Colorado Man Dies In Fall On Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

A Colorado man descending a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park with friends was killed when he slipped and slid about 100 feet down a glacier.
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