Rocky Mountain National Park

Design Centennial Logo For Rocky Mountain National Park, Win $3000

Feeling creative? If you prove highly creative in designing a centennial logo for Rocky Mountain National Park, you could win $3,000.

Is A Tiny Beetle Causing Haze In Places Such As Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, And Glacier National Parks?

Is there a connection between climate change, a tiny beetle, and increased haze in the skies over places such as Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone national parks? Research by an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University seems to connect the dots.

To Deal With Road Construction, Consider Riding The Shuttle At Rocky Mountain National Park

With Memorial Day Weekend officially kicking off the summer travel season, and road construction ramping up in Rocky Mountain National Park, you just might have to ride a shuttle when you visit some areas of the park this summer.
Before They In approaching Before They're Gone, A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks, Michael Lanza desires to take his young son and daughter to places that most amazed him -- national parks -- before climate change alters their appearance too greatly.

Trail Ridge Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Open For The Summer

Add Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to the growing lists of scenic drives in the National Park System now open for the summer. The road, the highest paved road in the Lower 48, opened for traffic just after 11 a.m. Monday.

Interior Department, Colorado Officials Sign Agreement For "Rocky Mountain Greenway Project"

Imagine a sprawling "great urban park," stretching roughly 65 miles from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park and tying together national wildlife refuges and the Mile High City's trail systems. It could become a reality under an agreement signed between Interior Department and Colorado officials.

Rocky Mountain National Park Crews Will Be Spraying Trees To Battle Bark Beetles

Hazardous tree removal work at Rocky Mountain National Park will be going on through April and May as crews work to battle a years-long bark beetle infestation.

National Geographic Coming To Rocky Mountain National Park For BioBlitz In August

You can add Rocky Mountain National Park to the list of parks that are being scoured for as many species as possible during a 24-hour period, and you can even participate in the inventory.

Park Science Unveiled At Rocky Mountain National Park Biennial Research Conference

Wondering what sorts of scientific research is under way at Rocky Mountain National Park? Plan on attending the park's biennial reseach conference late this month in Estes Park, Colorado.

Access Restrictions In Place At Rocky Mountain National Park To Protect Nesting Raptors

To give hawks and falcons a break from humans during their nesting season, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park have instituted some temporary closures in popular climbing areas of the park.

Construction on Bear Lake Road In Rocky Mountain National Park To Start March 5

Much-needed repairs along the Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will lead to traffic delays for the next two years.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Rocky Mountain National Park's 2011 Visitation Up 6.6 Percent to 3.3 Million

Perhaps it was good weather, perhaps simply the lure of the mountains, but visitation to Rocky Mountain National Park last year reached 3.3 million, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2010 levels, according to park officials.

Full Schedule of Winter Fun At Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado's Front Range has already been hit by several snowstorms this fall, and Rocky Mountain National Park's rangers are ready to take advantage of that building snowpack by showing visitors a good time outdoors.

Some National Park-Related Groups That Deserve Your Donation

While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.

Updated: Man Missing In Rocky Mountain National Park's Snowy Backcountry Found

A young Missouri man who became disoriented in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park during an early season snowstorm was led out of the park Thursday by rangers and taken to an Estes Park, Colorado, medical center.

Early Snowstorm Gives Rocky Mountain National Park Mid-Winter Look

Nothing like a fall snowstorm to make it look like the middle of winter in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Call To Action: Updating The Leopold Report For National Parks in the 21st Century

Nearly 50 years after it was completed, the Leopold Report on wildlife management in the national parks is perhaps overdue for revisions to take into account the realities of climate change, sprawl, and greater visitation to the parks.

Renovations Will Shutter Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park Through Winter

Significant remodeling to the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park will keep the center closed to the public through the winter.

Family Nature Summits Heading To Rocky Mountain National Park Next Year

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Family Nature Summit is an outdoor-oriented family nature camp which attracts about 350 people each year. In 2012, it will be in Rocky Mountain National Park and should be a splendid week.

Climate Study Points To Much Warmer Summers, Less Snow, For Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, like Glacier National Park, will endure hotter summers, and less snowy winters, in the coming decades due to climate change, according to projections made by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization.

Is The Time Right For A "Maine Woods National Park"?

Inspired in no small measure by others who gave so much to the National Park System, Roxanne Quimby is offering 70,000 acres for a national park embracing Maine's North Woods.

Rocky Mountain National Park Officials Revising Fire Management Plan

Climate change and mountain pine beetles are just two elements that are leading to heightened fire danger, and bigger wildfires, in the national parks. At Rocky Mountain National Park, officials are revising their fire management plan in light of those, and other, challenges they face in the park's forests.

Chimani Has Added Rocky Mountain National Park To Its Library Of Park Apps

Chimani has added to its library of national park apps with one on Rocky Mountain National Park.

Before You Tackle Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park, Know What To Expect

Climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is not as straightforward as some might think, especially if you tackle the Keyhole route. With that in mind, park officials have some pointers for climbing the 14er.

Rocky Mountain National Park Visitors Encouraged To Ride The Shuttle

With hopes of easing congestion around Estes Park, and making it easier for visitors to negotiate their park, Rocky Mountain National Park officials are testing out a shuttle system.

Rocky Mountain National Park Officials Looking At Rebuilding Section Of Bear Lake Road

Negotiating parts of Rocky Mountain National Park could get a bit tricky later this year and into next as officials are planning to rebuild a section of the Bear Lake Road.

Citizen Scientists Wanted for Cascades Butterfly Project

Volunteer Citizen Scientists are being recruited for the Cascades Butterfly Project, a long-term effort in six locations in the Cascades Mountains to help biologists identify and count subalpine butterflies. North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park are among the participating locations.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Stop Donating To the Parks If You Lost the Tax Deduction?

Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?

Rock Wall Repairs Will Temporarily Close Farview Curve Overlook Park Area At Rocky Mountain National Park

The tough winter of 2010-2011 continues to exact a toll on Rocky Mountain National Park, where the Farview Curve Overlook Parking Area will be closed beginning Monday so crews can repair a historic rock wall damaged by the heavy snows.
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