Public input requested on future of Cascade Cottages in Rocky Mountain National Park
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Public input requested on future of Cascade Cottages in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for the future use of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property acquired in March of 2017. For many decades Kansas school-teachers L.V. and Hazel Davis operated a privately-owned lodging business that was open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Honoring the wishes of the family … Continue reading

Winter ecology snowshoe hike offered by Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Hiking/Backcountry / Rocky Mountain N.P.

Winter ecology snowshoe hike offered by Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Image provided by RMC ESTES PARK Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Field Institute Program is offering an educational snowshoe hiking series in Rocky Mountain National Park called “Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families.” Offered February 10 & 24, and March 10 & 31, this four-hour snowshoe hike allows kids and families to explore the … Continue reading

Hiking/Backcountry

Brainard Road reconstruction begins Wednesday, Nov. 15

Periodic closures continue through the Winter 2018; Full 24-hour closures of Brainard Road planned March to June 2018 Boulder County, Colo. – The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highways Administration (CFLHD), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Boulder County Transportation, will begin reconstruction of Brainard Lake Road between the Peak-to-Peak Highway (SH … Continue reading

Work begins On Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park
Culture / Hiking/Backcountry

Work begins On Alluvial Fan Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK Construction is beginning on a new accessible pedestrian trail in the Alluvial Fan area between the existing east and west parking lots with a new bridge across the Roaring River. The construction is expected to last through next fall. While construction is taking place, there will be closures in the sections where the … Continue reading

Boulder Ranger District enacts safety road closure Aug. 18 to conduct emergency repairs
Hiking/Backcountry

Boulder Ranger District enacts safety road closure Aug. 18 to conduct emergency repairs

BOULDER Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, the U.S. Forest Service’s Boulder Ranger District will close the Middle St. Vrain and Coney Flats roads [National Forest System Roads 114.1 (Middle St. Vrain), 507.1, 507.1A, 507.1B, 507.1C, and 507.1D (Coney Flats)] in the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. The closure is due to health … Continue reading

Forest Service approves Forsythe II Project ‘to improve forest health’
Culture / Hiking/Backcountry

Forest Service approves Forsythe II Project ‘to improve forest health’

Decision provides homeowners opportunity to reduce risk of wildfire to private property NEDERLAND The U.S. Forest Service has set a path forward for a fuels reduction and forest health project on a portion of the Roosevelt National Forest with its release today of a final decision on the Forsythe II Project, located between the Town … Continue reading

COVER: Take a hike on region’s many outstanding trails
Get Out of Town / Hiking/Backcountry

COVER: Take a hike on region’s many outstanding trails

  New, long-established trails provide access, recreation   FRONT RANGE Trails are a valuable resource for promoting health, fitness, and a connection with nature. Their use is the number one recreational activity in Colorado. Trails are how many Coloradans and visitors connect to nature and wildlife. According to the 2016-2026 Statewide Trails Strategic Plan, each … Continue reading