News About Rocky Mountain National Park and Surrounding Areas

Find news about happenings in the park, updates on flood repair, and communities such as Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado.

The stars come out as the sun sets in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Andre Constantini

Q&A with Night Skies Photographer Andre Constantini

Learn about the night skies photography workshops in national parks and why Andre loves to shoot the stars. What’s his favorite? Read to find out. Read More...

The Infamous Flapjack Affair Band at the headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Madeleine Ballard

Confluence, a Musical Journey and Documentary

The Infamous Flapjack Affair, an indie-folk band of four Oxford grads, journeyed on the Colorado River through national parks, making music as they went. Read More...

US 34 at the mouth of Big Thompson Canyon just west of Loveland, Colo. Photo taken Sept. 17, 2013 by Bureau of Reclamation

Highway from Loveland to Estes Park Closes for Repairs

Between Oct. 17, 2016 and the 2017 Memorial Day weekend, US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park will be closed. Detour via Lyons on US 36 to Estes Park. Read More...

The view from the rock wall bordering Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

The NPS Centennial isn’t just about celebrating an incredible past—it’s also a chance to look ahead to an even more incredible future. Read More...

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Fallen Wolverine Traveled to Grand Teton and Rocky Mountain National Parks

A wolverine was killed in April 2016 after traveling hundreds of miles from Grand Teton to Rocky Mountain National Park and finally to North Dakota. Read More...

Charlie Money, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy

6 Questions for Charley Money, Rocky Mountain Conservancy

We sat down with the executive director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy and asked questions such as, “What is the biggest threat to national park?” Read More...

John Fielder. Photo by Gary Soles

5 Questions for Photographer John Fielder

We sat down with nationally renowned photographer John Fielder to find out what keeps him heading out to photograph Colorado’s wilderness after 40 years. Read More...

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4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Students in the 4th grade can get a free annual entry pass for their family to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks. Read More...

Colorado History Student Event May 2015

Inspiring the Next Generation of National Park Stewards

In May 2015, we celebrated Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month in Colorado with 1,000 students. Read More...

Cars stop for Bighorn Crossing on Fall River Road in 1968.

Rocky Mountain 100-year Family Photo Album

Thousands of vacationers took their family photos in the park. Here’s your chance to share your photos and read stories from the last 100 years. Read More...

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National Park Trips Media Interns Wanted

National Parks Trips Media is looking for student interns who are nature enthusiasts, social media savvy, good with grammar, and able to assist with our websites Read More...

A woman standing on high alpine tundra overlooking the mountains near Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

No, You Can’t Name a Colorado Peak That!

With 53 mountains that exceed 14,000 feet in elevation, Colorado has too many peaks to list. Not all of them are named. Read More...

People at an overlook off of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

More Visitors to RMNP Means You Need to Book Earlier

Visitors that were forced to stay away in 2013 came in 2014 – 3.4 million in all. Rocky Mountain National Park is back and we don’t want you to miss it. Read More...

Moose licking salt off cars in Rocky Mountain National Park

Moose Licks Salt on Cars at Rocky Mountain Park

Can your car take a licking? This moose wandered the parking lot at Sprague Lake in search of a salty snack. Read More...

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Stanley Hotel Maze Contest in Estes Park

You’re invited to submit your design for a hedge maze in front of the The Stanley Hotel which was the inspiration for “The Shining.” Read More...

Grand Lake Colorado in Fall. Courtesy of visitgrandcounty.com

Grand Lake is America’s Most Authentic Town

Wood-planked sidewalks, funky Western restaurants, and friendly folks with wide smiles and cowboy hats pushed Grand Lake to the top of the list. Read More...

2013 Flood Damage to Old Fall River Road. Photo by NPS

Flood Damage Repair to Old Fall River Road in RMNP

The U.S. government has allocated $3.5 million to repair RMNP roads damaged by the 2013 flood. Old Fall River Road reopened on July 2, 2015. Read More...

Snow covered Long's Peak Mountain (Photo by Ansel Adams)

Centennial Celebration -100 year Anniversary Rocky Mountain National Park

Come celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park Read More...

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Mountain Strong – Rebuilding After the Flood of 2013

Witness the rebuilding and rebirth of local communities and the landscape itself after the 100-year flood of 2013. Read More...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Flooding

The rain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding areas just keeps coming. And with flood warnings in effect all along the Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed to all recreational use. Read More...

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Graffiti Spikes in Parks

National and state parks are reporting more extreme occurrences of graffiti on a range of surfaces. Read More...

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New Quiet Rules for Jets Flying Over Rocky Mountain National Park

In efforts to curb non-natural noise in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued new noise-reducing rules for jets flying over the park. Jets that fly in from the west over the park on their way to Denver International Airport will now be required to follow the path woven by Trail Ridge Read More...

Lions yawning at the Wild Animal Sanctuary. Courtesy photo

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Northeast of Denver, Colorado

See nearly 300 lions, tigers, grizzly bears, wolves, and other rescued large carnivores as they roam freely on the rolling plains of Colorado. Read More...

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Lily Lake High-hazard Dam Receiving Repairs

Lily Lake, a popular hiking and fishing destination on Colorado’s Highway 7 (part of the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway), is beginning repair on a dam this week that was rated “high-hazard” by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Read More...

Mountain pine beetle damage in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Bchernicoff [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rocky Mountain Park Spraying for Pine Beetles

Since the pine beetle outbreak began in 1996, more than 3 million acres of Colorado forests have been devastated. Read More...

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Visitors Boost Local Economies

The more than 11 million people who made their way to one of the four Rocky Mountain region national parks in 2010 left a trail of money in their wake. Read More...