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Rocky Mountain National Park

National Park Perspective

Kevin Richberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Next year, in August, the National Park Service will celebrate its official centennial. Throughout the year the men and women who bear the title of United States Park Ranger will honor themselves, and those who preceded them, for 100 years of service to protect the greatest collection of natural, historical, and cultural wonders anywhere on Earth.

Rocky Mountain Turns 100

Rich Grant | Posted 10.13.2015 | Travel
Rich Grant

If you're going to have the nerve to give just a small section of this long range the grand name of "Rocky Mountain National Park," well, that better be one special section.

10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

Fodor's | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

There's never a bad time to visit America's amazing national parks, but with 58 of them in total, not to mention more than 100 national monuments, the decision of which one to visit can feel overwhelming.

Man Accused Of Pushing Wife Off Cliff Planned Fatal Hike: Cops

Associated Press | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver man charged with pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park could not expl...

Man Accused Of Pushing Wife Off Cliff Also Eyed In First Wife's Death

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 01.12.2015 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — A man accused of pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park also killed his first wife 17 ye...

Man Charged With Killing Wife Years After She Plummeted To Death

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

A Colorado man who was the only witness to his wife's death during a hike in the Rocky Mountains two years ago was arrested Thursday on charges that h...

PHOTOS: Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer & Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green

Today, August 25, 2014, is the National Park Service's 98th birthday. The National Park Service was established in 1916 with the responsibility of pro...

2 Fatal Lightning Strikes In 2 Days At Park

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

July 12 (Reuters) - A lightning strike on Saturday killed a man in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a day after another strike killed a wom...

Colorado Is Magical

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel

There's a reason "Rocky Mountain High" is one of Colorado's official state songs. Because regardless of your feelings on legalized pot, Colorado will ...

Five Things to Love About Estes Park, CO

Home Away | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Home Away

Estes Park has always been one of my favorite places to get away and relax, so I'm delighted to see it recovering after the floods.

LISTEN: Professor Gives Cello Concert On Top Of Longs Peak

The Greeley Tribune | DAN ENGLAND | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver

Hikers are usually rewarded for a trip to the summit of Longs Peak with views that stretch for miles, tired legs and the accomplishment of climbing th...

Some Evacuations Lifted As Crews Advance Against Black Forest Fire

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.15.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews gained the upper hand on the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history Saturday and had more than half the b...

WATCH: Black Forest Firefighters Save Family Home

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 06.14.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. In this rare behind-evacuated-lines perspective, Steve Schopper, an Audio/ Visual Specialist for the C...

2 Dead In Black Forest Fire

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities lifted evacuations in a wide swath of terrain outside Colorado Springs on Friday as they said a surprise r...

Colorado Fire Most Destructive In State History

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A voracious wildfire driven in all directions by shifting winds has killed two people and destroyed at least 360 homes...

Black Forest Fire Destroys More Than 90 Homes

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Denver

(Adds disaster declarations from governor, paragraph 8) By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 12 (Reuters) - A ...

A Look At The Multiple Fires Burn Across Colorado

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat, high winds, low relative humidity and large amounts of beetle killed trees have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado as of W...

PHOTOS: Colorado Fires Rage, Force Evacuations, Destroy Homes

Posted 06.12.2013 | Denver

Record heat and high winds have driven multiple wildfires to rage across Colorado. The Black Forest Fire burning on 8,000 acres in El Paso County,...

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows, Prompts Evacuations

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Denver

DENVER, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A wind-driven wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver jumped containment lines overnight, triggering ...

Fern Lake Fire Expands In Strong Winds, Heat

Posted 10.22.2012 | Denver

The Fern Lake Fire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park expanded to 792 acres on Monday after days of strong winds and higher temperatures increase...

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Grows

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Denver

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- A wildfire burning on steep, rugged terrain on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park has grown to 660 a...

Rocky Mountain National Park May Get Wolves Back

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.20.2012 | Denver

DENVER — An argument over whether wolves should be returned to Rocky Mountain National Park to reduce an overabundance of elk is moving to a fed...

Park Service Defends Refusal To Use Wolves To Control Elk Population

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 11.21.2012 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain Nation...

Estes Park Postcard

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

It's quiet and calm here, away from houses, roads and traffic. Restorative is the word.

Why You Should Question Your Continental Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

On our kayak expedition, we had trouble identifying the source. In theory, it should be easy. To kayak source to sea, you find the river's start and follow it until it ends. On the upper Colorado, however, matters quickly become more complicated.