Rocky Mountain National Park http://www.kunc.org en Drones Grounded In National Parks, For Now http://www.kunc.org/post/drones-grounded-national-parks-now <p>It’s now illegal to use drones within national parks in Colorado and across the country. The National Park Service initiated the ban in late June, but park officials had two months to implement the policy. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:57:44 +0000 Erin OToole 59885 at http://www.kunc.org Drones Grounded In National Parks, For Now A Past Still Visible, Finding Estes Park's Lost Ski Resort http://www.kunc.org/post/past-still-visible-finding-estes-parks-lost-ski-resort <p>At first glance, Hidden Valley Trailhead inside Rocky Mountain National Park doesn’t seem like much. Two lonely structures sit near a small parking lot, surrounded by stunning scenery: white, yellow and purple wildflowers dot a lush, green opening inside a lodgepole pine forest.</p><p>What you can’t see is the complicated past of this area. On winter days between the 1950s and 1990s, the mouth of this valley used to hold a ski lodge, ski school and a 500-car parking lot. Hills were dotted with skiers, connected by ski lifts and rope tows.</p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 59133 at http://www.kunc.org A Past Still Visible, Finding Estes Park's Lost Ski Resort Rocky Mountain National Park Visits Hurt By Shutdown, Floods http://www.kunc.org/post/rocky-mountain-national-park-visits-hurt-shutdown-floods <p>Visits to national parks were down across the U.S. by about 9.1 million in 2013 – a decline of 3.2 percent, according to a new National Parks Service report on park attendance that year. In Northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park saw an even greater decline, with visits down by 7.4 percent. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:45:03 +0000 Erin OToole 59160 at http://www.kunc.org Rocky Mountain National Park Visits Hurt By Shutdown, Floods As RMNP Summer Visitation Peaks, Flood Damage Remains Visible http://www.kunc.org/post/rmnp-summer-visitation-peaks-flood-damage-remains-visible <p>Visitors who flock to Rocky Mountain National Park over the July 4&nbsp;weekend will still see damage to&nbsp;popular&nbsp;trails, roads and bridges from September's flooding.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Grace Hood 58511 at http://www.kunc.org As RMNP Summer Visitation Peaks, Flood Damage Remains Visible Mountain Roads Reopening For Long Weekend http://www.kunc.org/post/mountain-roads-reopening-long-weekend <p>For those of you wishing to venture into the mountains this 2014 Memorial Day weekend you’re in luck. Many mountain roads closed for the winter are now reopening. Some roads remain closed for the foreseeable future and others are temporarily open during daytime hours. Here's a complete list on the current status of the main mountain roads for Colorado’s Northern and Central Mountains.</p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:52:39 +0000 Dan Greenwood 56904 at http://www.kunc.org Mountain Roads Reopening For Long Weekend