Rocky Mountain National Park


Thu October 18, 2012
Colorado Wildfires

RMNP Campground to Open Friday Despite 30% Containment on Fern Lake Fire

Taken above the Fern Lake Fire on Oct. 13.
Rocky Mountain National Park


Thu October 18, 2012
Parks & Rec

Trail Ridge Road Closes Early For Winter Season

Darekk2 Wikimedia Commons

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park has been closed for much of the last week due to consistent winter conditions, high winds and below freezing temperatures. Officials closed the road for the season Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Wed October 17, 2012

Fern Lake Fire Continues To Smolder In Rocky Mountain National Park

A heli-tanker lands in Rocky Mountain National Park on October 12th.
Rocky Mountain National Park NPS

Burning since Tuesday, Oct 9th, the Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder. Despite high winds, park rangers say fire activity remains low with some ‘creeping and some open flame observed.’

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Mon October 15, 2012

Oct 15: Rocky Mountain National Park's Fern Lake Fire 30% Contained

Smoke seen from the far side of Beaver Mountain
Norm Rooker PIO2 (t) National Park Service

Light rain and snow this weekend over Colorado’s high country wasn’t enough to extinguish a wildfire burning in Rocky Mountain National Park, but it did help firefighters get a handle on the blaze.

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Sun October 14, 2012

Oct 14: Fern Lake Fire Grows In Rocky Mountain National Park

Tuesday, Oct. 9 - View on First Day of Fern Lake Fire
Rocky Mountain National Park

Light rain and snow fell on the Fern Lake Fire yesterday aiding the firefighters’ efforts. The fire has grown to 673 acres and is 5 percent contained. The extended weather forecast is for a warming and drying trend which could increase fire activity.

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