Rocky Mountain National Park

2:10pm

Thu July 19, 2012
Parks & Rec

National Parks Popular Despite Hot Weather and Wildfire Risk

Smoke from High Park fire as seen from Rocky Mountain National Park
Dave Dennis KUNC

Many tourism-based businesses in Colorado have reported a dip invisitors this summer due to the busy wildfire season. But officials with Rocky Mountain National Park aren’t complaining.

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6:00am

Sun July 8, 2012
Environment

Nitrogen Pollution Already Changing Rocky Mountain National Park

Researchers Isabel Ashton (left) and John Murgel (right) chart vegetation changes caused by atmospheric nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park.
William Bowman University of Colorado

It’s hard to notice now, but according to a new study from the University of Colorado, the extra sprouting of a small plant high in the Rocky Mountains is the first indication that nitrogen pollution is altering the sensitive alpine region.

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1:10pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Wildfires

High Fire Danger Prompts Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Ban

F. Delventhal Flickr - Creative Commons

Following a statewide fire ban issued by Governor John Hickenlooper last week, Rocky Mountain National Park has now banned all fires within the park.

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10:05am

Fri June 8, 2012

9:50pm

Thu May 24, 2012
National Parks

Unbearable Delays Possible During Bear Lake Road Construction

Bear Lake Road looks nothing like it did a few months ago.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Visitors to Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park will encounter 40+ minute travel delays over the long Memorial Day Holiday weekend – and throughout the summer. A five mile stretch of road leading to one of the parks most popular tourist destinations is undergoing major construction.

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