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Trail Ridge Road Open with Night Closures

As of Friday, May 29, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened. Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00pm until conditions … Continue reading

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Use Caution and The Zoom

Spring is birthing season and wild babies are everywhere!  From now through mid-summer visitors are likely to see young animals that may appear alone in the forest, in backyards, on or near trails (especially close to Lake Estes) or along the sides of … Continue reading

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Digging Out Trail Ridge Road May 2015 Update

access RMNP snow removal crews usually begin plowing Trail Ridge Road in mid April from both east and west sides to meet up near the middle at the Alpine Visitor Center (11,796 feet above sea level).   The annual target for … Continue reading

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Spring into Awareness – Elk and Calving Season

It’s spring! Everything is blooming.  Elk Cows are either heavily pregnant or are recovering from giving birth.  At this tender time, they are hyper-vigilant — irritable, jumpy, and highly protective of their young.   For the first several weeks of their … Continue reading

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